Dawson City: Frozen Time
BILL MORRISON • HYPNOTIC PICTURES Dawson City: Frozen Time
Dawson City: Frozen Time named one of the best films of the year by more than 100 critics worldwide

Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016, 120 min)

Awards Won:

Best Documentary
Boston Society of Film Critics

Most Innovative Documentary
Critics' Choice Documentary Awards

Best Editing
International Documentary Association

Best Feature Length Film, Noves Visions Plus
50th Sitges Film Festival 2017

Listed as one of the best films of the year by more than 100 critics worldwide, including:
Associated Press, Boston Globe, CBS News, Film Comment, The Film Stage, Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The New Yorker, Rotten Tomatoes, Senses of Cinema, Sight & Sound, Slant, Village Voice, and Washington Post.
BILL MORRISON • HYPNOTIC PICTURES Dawson City: Frozen Time Vanity Fair, September 14, 2016
The Discovery, and Remarkable Recovery, of the King Tut's Tomb of Silent-Era Cinema
by Lawrence Weschler
Vanity Fair, September 14, 2016

Nearly four decades ago, a treasure trove of film from the early 20th century was found, underneath a hockey rink, in the remote Canadian town of Dawson City. In anticipation of Bill Morrison’s new documentary, Dawson City: Frozen Time, Lawrence Weschler dives into how and why the Dawson City archive came to be.
by LAWRENCE WESCHLERSEPTEMBER 14, 2016

BILL MORRISON • HYPNOTIC PICTURES Dawson City: Frozen Time
Dawson City: Frozen Time
(120 min, 2016)

Screening history

World premiere
73rd Venice Film Festival
Orizzonti Competition
September 5 & 6, 2016

North American premiere
54th New York Film Festival
Spotlight on Docs
October 2 & 4, 2016

UK premiere
60th BFI London Film Festival
Experimenta section
September 6 & 7, 2016

Latin American premiere
23rd FIC Valdivia
Guest Filmmaker
October 14 & 16, 2016
Dawson City: Frozen Time
(120 min, 2016, USA)
Trailer - 90 sec

BILL MORRISON • HYPNOTIC PICTURES Dawson City: Frozen Time 120 min
Dawson City: Frozen Time
2016
120 min

Bill Morrison’s new film is a history in still and moving images charting the transformation of Tr’ochëk, a fishing camp at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers, into the epicenter of the Yukon gold rush at the turn of the last century. It is also a history of the 35mm film prints that were shipped to Dawson between the 1910s and 1920s, then hidden away and forgotten for 50 years until they were unearthed in the initial stages of a construction project, images from which are a key element in Morrison’s cinematic mosaic. Like all of Morrison’s work, Dawson City is a haunting experience that takes place in suspended, nonlinear time.

Hypnotic Pictures and
Picture Palace Pictures present

In association with
Arte France - La Lucarne
The Museum of Modern Art

A Bill Morrison film

Music by Alex Somers

Sound Design by John Somers

Title Design by Galen Johnson

Associate Producer
Paul Gordon

Produced by
Bill Morrison and
Madeleine Molyneaux

Written, edited, and directed by
Bill Morrison
BILL MORRISON • HYPNOTIC PICTURES Dawson City: Frozen Time Chicago Tribune, 5/8/14
Black Sox footage emerges, documented after decades
by John Owens
Chicago Tribune, 5/8/14


BILL MORRISON • HYPNOTIC PICTURES Dawson City: Frozen Time Broadcast
MLB Network's High Heat with Chris Russo
November 19, 2014
Broadcast

Bill Morrison discusses the 1919 and 1917 World Series footage on MLB Network's High Heat with Chris Russo
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