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Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)

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The history of Dawson City, the gold rush town that had a historical treasure of forgotten silent films buried in permafrost for decades until 1978.

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Kathy Jones-Gates Kathy Jones-Gates ... Herself
Michael Gates Michael Gates ... Himself
Sam Kula Sam Kula ... Himself
Bill O'Farrell Bill O'Farrell ... Himself
Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo ... Himself
Bill Morrison ... Himself
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Dawson City: Frozen Time, pieces together the bizarre true history of a collection of some 500 films dating from 1910s - 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory, in Dawson City, located about 350 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Using these permafrost protected, rare silent films and newsreels, archival footage, interviews and historical photographs to tell the story, and accompanied by an enigmatic score by Sigur Rós collaborator and composer Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic), Dawson City: Frozen Time depicts a unique history of a Canadian gold rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation - and through that collection, how a First Nation hunting camp was transformed and displaced. Written by the Producers

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The bizarre true history of a lost silent film collection, lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory. See more »


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6 September 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

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Dawson City: Czas zatrzymany See more »

Filming Locations:

Dawson, Yukon, Canada

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Opening Weekend USA:

$15,922, 16 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$132,369, 7 December 2017
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Though a completely Canadian story, newsreel segments about the US were included showing crooked sports teams, racial bigotry and union wars, even corrupt politics in the form of NY Mayor Jimmy Walker, a clip that was not found in Dawson City (it's a talkie) but had to be specially brought in. See more »

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Wonderful Combination of Gold Rush and Cinema History
17 July 2017 | by suzy-63See all my reviews

This is a must see documentary. It is a fascinating story of both the gold rush and the silent film era. As a film buff I was impressed by the story telling that included photos, film footage of that era and the film that was recovered in Dawson City. The music score blended perfectly with the story telling. This film has "Best Documentary" Oscar written all over it.


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