Dawson City: Frozen Time

Monday, April 16, 2018

Bill Morrison (Decasia, The Great Flood) pieces together the bizarre history of a collection of 500 films from the 1910s and 20s, lost until they were unearthed from a subarctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory in 1978. Accompanied by Alex Somers’ elegiac score, this meditation excavated both the rediscovered films and Dawson’s own glory days as the epicenter of the Klondike gold rush.

“A bona fide adventure through history, hopscotching across the turn of the 19th century.” – Nicolas Rapold, Film Comment

Official selection: Venice Film Festival

Read Lawrence Weschler’s write-up on DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME for Vanity Fair, “The Discovery, and Remarkable Recover, of the King Tut’s Tomb of Silent-Era Cinema.” 

  • Country USA
  • Year 2017
  • Running Time 120 minutes
  • Website https://www.kinolorber.com/
  • Director Bill Morrison