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Dawson City : frozen time / Hypnotic Pictures and Picture Palace Pictures present ; a film by Bill Morrison ; in association with Arte-La Lucarne and The Museum of Modern Art.

Morrison, Bill, 1965- (screenwriter,, film producer,, film director,, editor of moving image work.). Jones-Gates, Kathy, (on-screen presenter.). Gates, Michael (on-screen presenter.). Kula, Sam, (on-screen presenter.). Kino Lorber, Inc. (Added Author). Director, producer, writer, editor, Bill Morrison ; producer, Madeleine Molyneaux ; music, Alex Somers. (Cast).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield DVD 791.43 Dawson (Text) 31208911971630 new dvd Checked out 11/29/2017

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : silent and sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Kino Lorber, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Originally produced in 2016.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director, producer, writer, editor, Bill Morrison ; producer, Madeleine Molyneaux ; music, Alex Somers.
Participant or Performer Note: Kathy Jones-Gates, Michael Gates, Sam Kula.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Language Note: English audio; Closed-captioned.
Subject: Motion pictures > Yukon > Dawson > History.
Motion picture film collections > Yukon > Dawson.
Dawson (Yukon) > History.
Genre: Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Film excerpts.
Silent films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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