Dawson City : frozen time / Hypnotic Pictures and Picture Palace Pictures present in association with Arte France - La Lucarne ; in association with The Museum of Modern Art ; a film by Bill Morrison ; produced by Bill Morrison & Madeleine Molyneaux ; written, edited & directed by Bill Morrison.

Contributor(s): Morrison, Bill, 1965 November 17- [screenwriter,, film producer,, film director,, editor of moving image work.] | Molyneaux, Madeleine, 1962- [film producer.] | Somers, Alex [composer (expression)] | Jones-Gates, Kathy [on-screen presenter.] | Gates, Michael (Historian) [on-screen presenter.] | Kula, Sam [on-screen presenter.] | Russo, Christopher [on-screen presenter.] | Weschler, Lawrence [writer of supplementary textual content.] | Zambenedetti, Alberto [writer of supplementary textual content.] | Hypnotic Pictures (Firm) [production company.] | Picture Palace Pictures [production company.] | ARTE France [distributor.] | Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) | Kino Lorber, Inc [publisher.]
Material type: FilmFilmLanguage: English Subtitle language: English Publisher: [New York, New York] : Kino Lorber, [2017]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : silent and sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. 1 booklet (22 pages : illustrations (chiefly black and white) ; 19 cm)Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscOther title: Frozen timeSubject(s): Motion pictures -- Yukon -- Dawson -- History | Silent films -- Yukon -- Dawson -- History and criticism | Motion picture film collections -- Yukon -- Dawson | Motion pictures -- Preservation -- Yukon -- Dawson -- History | Dawson (Yukon) -- History | Motion picture film -- Preservation -- Yukon -- Dawson | Motion picture film collections | Motion picture film -- Preservation | Motion pictures | Motion pictures -- Preservation | Silent films | Yukon -- DawsonGenre/Form: Motion pictures. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Documentary films. | Feature films. | Film excerpts. | History. | Nonfiction films. | Silent films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Documentary -- Feature. | Feature films. | Documentary films. | Film excerpts. | Silent films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Motion pictures. | Feature films. | Nonfiction films. | Documentary films. | Film excerpts. | Silent films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Silent films. | DVDs.DDC classification: 384/.8 LOC classification: PN1993.5.A1 | D39 2017Online resources: Connect to Internet Movie Database entry.
Production Credits: Editor, Bill Morrison ; music, Alex Somers.
Kathy Jones-Gates, Michael Gates, Sam Kula, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo.Summary: "This meditation on cinema's past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brough 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution chain that sent prints and newsreels to the Yukon. The films were seldom, if ever, returned. The now-famous Dawson City Collection was uncovered in 1978 when a bulldozer working its way through a parking lot dug up a horde of film cans. Morrison draws on these permafrost-protected, rare silent films and newsreels, pairing them with archival footage, interviews, historical photographs, and an enigmatic score by Sigur Ros collaborator and composer Alex Somers. Dawson City : Frozen Time depicts the unique history of this Canadian Gold Rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation"--Container.
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Full screen (1.33:1).

DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby digital 5.1 (English); Dolby Digital 2.0 (English).

English dalogue; English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing).

Kathy Jones-Gates, Michael Gates, Sam Kula, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo.

Editor, Bill Morrison ; music, Alex Somers.

Originally produced as a documentary in 2016.

"This meditation on cinema's past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brough 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution chain that sent prints and newsreels to the Yukon. The films were seldom, if ever, returned. The now-famous Dawson City Collection was uncovered in 1978 when a bulldozer working its way through a parking lot dug up a horde of film cans. Morrison draws on these permafrost-protected, rare silent films and newsreels, pairing them with archival footage, interviews, historical photographs, and an enigmatic score by Sigur Ros collaborator and composer Alex Somers. Dawson City : Frozen Time depicts the unique history of this Canadian Gold Rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation"--Container.

Special features: Booklet essays by Lawrence Weschler and Alberto Zambenedetti ; Interview with filmmaker Bill Morrison; original Dawson City film reels; postscript; trailer.

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