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Dawson City: Frozen Time

Synopsis
Named as one of the best films of 2017 by more than 100 critics worldwide, this film tells the true story of a long-lost collection of over 500 nitrate film prints dating from the early 1900s found buried in the permafrost at a remote Yukon mining town.
Morrison’s documentary links that gold rush town to the dawn of cinema. Using unearthed newsreels, silent movies (in some cases, the only copies in existence of films by D.W. Griffith and Tod Browning, among others) and documentary images of the town, Morrison conjures the birth of the modern age and creates a unique kaleidoscope of cinema and history.
Extras include a brand new interview with filmmaker Bill Morrison and his short film THE LETTER Letter (2018).
Language
English (United States)
Country
United States
Year of release
2019
Notes
Also available on Blu-ray.
Subjects
Film studies; History
Keywords
archive films; gold mining; history of cinema

Credits

Director
Bill Morrison

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
PAL
Price
£10.76
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
121 minutes
Year
2019

Distributor

Name

Second Run DVD

Email
info@secondrundvd.com
Web
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Phone
020 8324 2400
Address
12 Chessing Court
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London
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Notes
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