National Treasure
Q&A and Book Signing w/ National Treasure Hunt podcast

National Treasure

2004 2 hr 11 min


Nic Cage is going to steal the Declaration of Independence and you and your whole family are invited to come along for the ride! Don’t miss our big screen celebration of the 20th anniversary of this modern classic. We will host NATIONAL TREASURE franchise experts, Aubrey Paris & Emily Black, co-creators of the popular podcast, book, and tour NATIONAL TREASURE HUNT, to discuss how history and science contribute to the film and to share behind-the-scenes production secrets. Their discussion will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Purchase the book National Treasure Hunt: One Step Short of Crazy before the film ››

Nicolas Cage plays Benjamin Franklin Gates, an historian and treasure hunter who sets out to find a cache of gold hidden away by the founding fathers of the United States. With clues hidden in the original drafts of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, Gates races to claim the fortune before a group of mercenaries do. Filmed in and around Philadelphia at such notable landmarks as Independence Hall, the Franklin Institute, and Reading Terminal Market, NATIONAL TREASURE is a fun caper with plenty of twists and turns.

About the Speakers: Aubrey R. Paris, Ph.D. and Emily M. Black, Ph.D. are the founders and creators of National Treasure Hunt, the podcast, book, and tour taking an ocular device to the NATIONAL TREASURE film franchise.

Aubrey Paris is a foreign policy advisor who has worked on priorities ranging from the nexus of gender equality and climate change to emerging technologies. For National Treasure Hunt, she specializes in assessments of history, science, and film production while leading creative direction. Dr. Paris received her Ph.D. in Chemistry and Materials Science from Princeton University (2019), M.A. in Chemistry from Princeton University (2017), and B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from Ursinus College (2015).

Emily Black is a postdoctoral fellow at Temple University and researcher whose work has focused on the neurobiology of traumatic stress and substance abuse. She provides musical assessments, ethical discussions, and pop culture analyses for National Treasure Hunt and serves as sound engineer for the podcast. Dr. Black received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Drexel University College of Medicine (2021), B.S. in Neuroscience, and B.A. in Music from Ursinus College (2015). Register here ››

Director Jon Turteltaub

Cast Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, Justin Bartha

Country USA

Language English

Aspect Ratio 2.39

More info on IMDB ››

National Treasure
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