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Dawson City: Frozen Time

(Bill Morrison, 2016)

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“Among the best films I saw...is a conjuring of the movie past… [that] hovers between memory and dream.”—A. O. Scott, New York Times, on the 2016 New York Film Festival

The latest from Bill Morrison (Decasia, The Great Flood) is this haunting experience about cinema lost and found. Dawson City tracks the true history of over 500 film reels from the 1910–20s that were lost for over 50 years until they were discovered buried in a subarctic swimming pool deep in Yukon Territory. The documentary offers a unique perspective both on the eponymous Canadian gold rush town and the shifting economics of film distribution. Among the rarest of finds in this treasure trove is the only known footage of the infamous 1919 World Series. Morrison visited the Wex in 2012 to screen several of his short films. (120 mins., DCP)

Driving to the movie Saturday night? Due to an event happening at Ohio Union at the same time, we strongly suggest parking in the Arps Garage, located to the north of the center on College Rd.

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Dawson City: Frozen Time, image courtesy of Kino Lorber

Film still of a shovel lifting a burnt film reel

Dawson City: Frozen Time, photo courtesy of Vancouver Public Library

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SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

 

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Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

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Dawson City: Frozen Time