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Title Dawson City [electronic resource] : frozen time.

Publication Info. [United States] : Kino Lorber, Inc., 2017.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 120 min.)) : sd., col.
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Credits Directed by Bill Morrison.
Performer Kathy Jones-Gates, Michael Gates, Sam Kula, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo.
Summary 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 brought 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 R̤s 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.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Motion pictures -- Yukon -- Dawson -- History.
Silent films -- Yukon -- Dawson -- History and criticism.
Motion picture film collections -- Yukon -- Dawson.
Motion pictures -- Preservation -- Yukon -- Dawson -- History.
Dawson (Yukon) -- History.
Motion picture film -- Preservation -- Yukon -- Dawson.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Morrison, Bill, 1965 November 17- screenwriter, film producer, film director, editor of moving image work.
Molyneaux, Madeleine, 1962- film producer.
Somers, Alex, composer (expression)
Jones-Gates, Kathy, on-screen presenter.
Gates, Michael (Historian), on-screen presenter.
Kula, Sam, on-screen presenter.
Russo, Christopher, on-screen presenter.
Weschler, Lawrence, writer of supplementary textual content.
Zambenedetti, Alberto, writer of supplementary textual content.
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Added Title Frozen time
Music No. MWT12306962

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