Dawson City: Frozen Time

Shapes of Memory
Bill Morrison
USA
2016
120min
English

Dawson City, located roughly 350 miles south of the Arctic Circle, is situated at the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon rivers, and rests on a bed of permafrost. It was the center of the Klondike Gold Rush that brought 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop in a distribution chain that sent prints and newsreels to the Yukon. Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of the 1910-20s films, which were discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory. Using these rare silent films, archival footage, interviews, historical photographs, and an enigmatic score, the film depicts a unique history of a Canadian gold rush town and chronicles the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation.

Projections: 
11.09. Friday 15:00
Művész
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
11.10. Saturday 13:00
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English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Producer: 
Bill Morrison
Madeleine Molyneaux
Editor: 
Bill Morrison
Scriptwriter: 
Bill Morrison
Camera: 
Bill Morrison
Sound: 
John Somers
Music: 
Alex Somers
Production info: 
Hypnotic Pictures, Picture Palace Pictures
Distribution info: 
Madeleine Molyneaux, Picture Palace Pictures, Telephone: +1 212 252 3187, picturepalacesale@yahoo.com
Festivals: 
73rd Venice International Film Festival 2016
New York Film Festival 2016
BFI/London Film Festival 2016
Awards: 
Winner, Extraordinary Achievement in Filmmaking - Dublin Film Critics Circle, Audi Dublin Intl FF, 2018
Best Use of Archive in Cinematic Production - FOCAL Awards, 2018
Most Innovative Use of Archive, Best Editing - International Documentary Association Awards, 2017