DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME (12A) – 2016 USA 120 min

Director: Bill Morrison

still of washing gold
“Washing Gold on 20 Above Hunker” (1901), dir. Robert K. Bonine, Edison
Courtesy Library of Congress; Hypnotic Pictures; Picture Palace Pictures

In 1978, a treasure trove of silent film reels was discovered in the Yukon permafrost.

Polly of the Circus
Polly of the Circus (1917) Dawson City Film Find

Explaining how it got there, Morrison weaves together the fascinating tales of Dawson City – born in the chaotic Gold Rush of the 1890s – the birth of the movie industry and the wider history of the early 20th century, showcasing dazzling images from those formerly-lost movies to a stirring soundtrack by Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic).

Still from “The Darkening Trail”
Still from “The Darkening Trail” (1915) directed by William S. Hart, New York Motion
Picture; courtesy Hypnotic Pictures; Picture Palace Pictures; Library of Congress

“An instantaneously recognizable masterpiece” (New York Times).


David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 29 May 2018

Show starts at 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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