Dawson City: Frozen Time Reviews

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February 6, 2020
A heart-felt love letter that confirms how even time cannot stop the transformative power of an art form still very much in its infancy.
February 6, 2020
In carefully molding these relics, Morrison is less a traditional filmmaker than he is a sculptor... The slow-moving, warped, scratched images seem emulsified in scotoma.
August 1, 2019
Dawson City: Frozen Time's most intense quality is its richness, both visually and historically.
July 27, 2019
A story of fire and ice; silver and gold
June 4, 2019
If cinema is the place where dreams meet reality, then Dawson City: Frozen Time is a cinematic reverie that takes us on a mesmerizing and deeply moving journey through history
May 23, 2019
A stunning work of curation from documentary filmmaker Morrison, a story of fortune, folly, film and fire preserved in permafrost.
February 18, 2019
A captivating portrait of a place which once found itself at the centre of history.
January 24, 2019
So much more than just a lesson in Dawson City's own history, and extending further still than the bounds of film history, Morrison's approach to archive film offers us an experience of the past that is unwaveringly contemporary.
October 18, 2018
[Morrison's] tribute to Dawson City and the resting places of these memories is done, and it's done well.
October 10, 2018
An important work that demands a place in film school syllabuses the world over. And if I had seen it in that context I probably would have given it a higher score.
August 21, 2018
Dawson City: Frozen Time may sound like a time capsule on paper, but it's something altogether more profound in motion.
July 26, 2018
The film is transfixing, an utterly singular compound of the bizarre, the richly informative, the thrilling, the horrifying, the goofy, the tragic, and the flat-out gorgeous.
April 24, 2018
Morrison's work of passion, almost fully of archival footage, is interesting but exhausting as a work of preservation.
February 9, 2018
An epic presentation of history, film history, and film as history all in one ... if you care about film at all, you have to see this miraculous documentary.
January 5, 2018
... celebrates the power of cinema as a time capsule and features clips of numerous films recovered in Dawson to help tell the story of the city and to illustrate the wonders of the world that cinema brought to the citizens in the 1910s and 1920s ...
December 20, 2017
...an act of resurrection and transformation.
December 18, 2017
Dawson City: Frozen Time may be one of the more remarkable and transfixing films I've seen in a while.
November 25, 2017
A found-footage experience akin to a Ken Burns documentary beamed through the Space Odyssey Star Gate
November 9, 2017
Literally, history was scorched and the city of Dawson recovered it or used it as a foundation for the benefit of its population. "Dawson City: Frozen Time" is survival from historical custody. [Full review in Spanish]
November 2, 2017
Morrison has made the only fitting tribute I can possibly imagine and the irony is not lost on me that so many films had to be destroyed for it to even exist. Put simply, Dawson City: Frozen Time is a masterpiece.
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