Following the September 19 screening of Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, filmmakers David Zellner and Nathan Zellner were joined by Variety chief film critic Scott Foundas for a discussion. After obsessively watching the Coen brothers’ Fargo, which she believes reveals a treasure map, a Japanese woman becomes fixated on digging up the case of money buried in the movie’s remote, snow-covered landscape in the film. She soon travels to the “New World” to track it down. A meditative tale of hope and tragedy, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter follows her quest through many baffling encounters in Japan as well as film locations in Minnesota. “Kumiko is a poetic stunner, shot through with Zellner Bros’ blend of empathy and black humor but with a new sense of majesty” (Filmmaker Magazine).