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Dawson City: Frozen Time

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Directed by Bill Morrison
United States, 2016
Documentary
      English
      English

Synopsis

Using archival footage to tell the story, Dawson City: Frozen Time pieces together the bizarre true history of a collection of some 500 films dating from 1910s-1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory in 1978.

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A history lesson had never been so mesmerizing! This wondrous work of cinematic excavation by Bill Morrison is an archival odyssey into the abyss of capitalism. The documentary is an exquisite ode to the materiality of celluloid and a political and poetic act of resistance in the digital age.

Synopsis

Using archival footage to tell the story, Dawson City: Frozen Time pieces together the bizarre true history of a collection of some 500 films dating from 1910s-1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory in 1978.

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Dawson City: Frozen TimeDirected byBill Morrison
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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
2016
Village Voice Film Poll
2017 | Nominee: Best Documentary
Indiewire Critics' Poll
2017 | Nominee: Best Documentary

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