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Dawson City: Frozen Time

Dawson City: Frozen Time is a 2016 American documentary film written, edited and directed by Bill Morrison[2] and produced by Morrison and Madeleine Molyneaux. It was screened in the Orizzonti Competition section at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.[3] It concerns the 1978 recovery in Dawson City Canada, deep in Yukon territory, of 533 silent film reels, thought to be lost, that had been buried in 1929 in a sub-arctic swimming pool. [4][5] Along with the lost films, there was also rare footage of other historic events, including the 1919 World Series.[6]

Dawson City: Frozen Time
Dawson City film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Bill Morrison
Produced by Bill Morrison
Madeleine Molyneaux
Written by Bill Morrison
Music by Alex Somers
Edited by Bill Morrison
Production
companies
Hypnotic Pictures
Picture Palace Pictures
Distributed by Kino Lorber
Cineteca Bologna
Release date
  • September 5, 2016 (2016-09-05) (Venice)
Running time
120 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $111,619[1]

Critical responseEdit

Dawson City: Frozen Time has received positive reviews from critics. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times wrote, "If you love film, if you’re intoxicated by the way movies combine image and emotion, be prepared to swoon."[7] Glenn Kenny of The New York Times praised the film "as an instantaneously recognizable masterpiece."[8] Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 100% of critics gave the film a positive review, based on 26 reviews with an average score of 8.1/10.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Dawson City: Frozen Time". Picture Palace Pictures. September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "La Biennale di Venezia - Orizzonti". Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ Weschler, Lawrence (September 14, 2016). "The Discovery, and Remarkable Recovery, of the King Tut’s Tomb of Silent-Era Cinema". Vanity Fair. Retrieved July 20, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Lost and Found no. 2 – Dawson City". The Bioscope. September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Footage of scandalous 1919 World Series saved by Yukon permafrost". CBC News. September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ Turan, Kenneth (June 15, 2017). "'Dawson City: Frozen Time' details the astonishing discovery of a treasure-trove of forgotten film". Los Angeles Times. 
  8. ^ Kenny, Glenn (June 8, 2017). "In 'Dawson City: Frozen Time,' Early Movies Lost and Found". The New York Times. 

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