DFF 2018 Dawson City: Frozen Time Saturday, November 3rd 11:30am MPOH
Dawson City: Frozen Time will be screening at the ninth annual Driftless Film Festival on Saturday, November 3rd at 11:30am at the Mineral Point Opera House. Tickets are $10.
This meditation on cinemas 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 Rós 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.
Mineral Point Opera House (View)
139 High Street
Miineral Point, WI 53565
|Kid Friendly: Yes!
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!