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Dawson City: Frozen Time

  • Carbon Arc Cinema 1747 Summer Street Halifax, NS, B3H 3A6 Canada (map)

dir. Bill Morrison / USA / 2016 / 120 minutes

The bizarre true history of a collection of some 500 films dating from 1910-1920, which were lost for over 50 years until the were rediscovered, buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory. Using archival footage to tell the story, and accompanied by an originally composed score by Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic), Dawson City: Frozen Time depicts a unique history of a Canadian gold rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation – and through that collection, how a First Nation hunting camp was transformed and displaced.

Earlier Event: October 14
Nocturne 2017: Made In Acadie
Later Event: October 27
The Teacher