Essential Cinema: Works by Bill Morrison

DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME

Directed by Bill Morrison

2017, 2h 0min, 35mm

Essential Cinema  Works by Bill Morrison

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtime

Thu, Jan 20

Pricing

General Public
$13 evening / $10.50 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere.

“Critic’s Pick! An instantaneously recognizable masterpiece.” – Glenn Kenny, The New York Times


In this remarkable documentary set to a haunting score by Sigur Rós collaborator Alex Somers, Bill Morrison recounts an evocative episode of North American history through the medium of 577 permafrost-preserved film prints that were discovered in the arctic in 1977. Located in the upper Yukon, Dawson City was the center of the late 19th-century Canadian Goldrush, but was also the last stop on a film distribution circuit, which meant that films and newsreels that made it there were rarely returned. Through the decaying films, Morrison investigates the story of this pivotal gold rush stop, and the reverberations of that place and era that continue to haunt us. Bill Morrison in attendance.

 

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