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Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017)



Critic Consensus: Dawson City: Frozen Time takes a patient look at the past through long-lost film footage that reveals much more than glimpses at life through the camera's lens.

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Dawson City: Frozen Time pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints dating from the early 1900s. Discovered buried under a hockey rink in a former Klondike Gold Rush town, their story reveals the links between the movie business and Manifest Destiny in North America.

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We come away with a contemplative suspicion that we're all participating in something, and even if we don't ever get to see the big picture, there probably is one and it might even make sense.

July 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The true magic that "Dawson City" captures is, simply, the mystery of film itself: a medium that turned people into shadows that burned brighter than life.

June 28, 2017 | Full Review…

In "Dawson City," Morrison offers a fiercely precise and discerning look at movies themselves as embodiments of history.

June 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Bill Morrison, whose extraordinary documentary Decasia turned decomposing film stock into the stuff of avante-garde reverie, returns with another staggering journey into the past.

June 15, 2017 | Full Review…

The thrilling documentary "Dawson City: Frozen Time" is indescribable not because it's ambiguous (it's totally straightforward) but because it does so many things so beautifully it is hard to know where to begin.

June 15, 2017 | Full Review…

The movie's aesthetic is uniquely beautiful.

June 9, 2017 | Full Review…

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