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Film Discussion => 2016 In Film => Topic started by: wilberfan on December 12, 2017, 11:29:21 PM

Title: Dawson City: Frozen Time (Documentary)
Post by: wilberfan on December 12, 2017, 11:29:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEbHM8Vsvlo

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 Dawson City, located about 350 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Using these permafrost protected, rare silent films and newsreels, archival footage, interviews and historical photographs to tell the story, and accompanied by an enigmatic score by Sigur Rós collaborator and composer Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic), Dawson City: Frozen Time depicts a unique history of a Canadian gold rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation - and through that collection, how a First Nation hunting camp was transformed and displaced.

Released: 2 October 2016 (USA)
Written and Directed: Bill Morrison
Official Website (https://www.kinolorber.com/film/view/id/2630)
Metacritic (http://www.metacritic.com/movie/dawson-city-frozen-time)

Surprised this isn't on the site yet.  I've been waiting quite awhile to see it.  Fascinating and ultimately quite haunting (in a very good way).
Title: Re: Dawson City: Frozen Time (Documentary)
Post by: wilder on December 12, 2017, 11:31:53 PM
Wow this looks absolutely fascinating. I'll definitely seek it out.

Edit - it's on blu-ray (https://www.amazon.com/Dawson-City-Blu-ray-Kathy-Jones-Gates/dp/B074WXC4BW/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513143248&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=DAWSON+CITY%3A+FROZEN+TIME) and Amazon VOD (and Filmstruck!)