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Dawson City: Frozen Time ()


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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 ...
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Michael Gates ...
Himself
Sam Kula ...
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Bill O'Farrell ...
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Directed by

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Bill Morrison

Written by

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Bill Morrison ... ()

Produced by

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Paul Gordon ... associate producer
Madeleine Molyneaux ... producer
Bill Morrison ... producer

Music by

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Alex Somers

Film Editing by

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Bill Morrison

Editorial Department

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Kyle Casey ... digital intermediate producer
Keith Jenson ... colorist

Sound Department

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Birgir Jón Birgisson ... sound engineer: strings
Samuli Kosminen ... sound engineer: gongs, piano and sampler
Ingvar Lundberg ... 5.1 mix
Gene Park ... re-recording mixer
Alex Somers ... music producer / re-recording mixer / sound engineer
John Somers ... sound designer

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Bob Curtis-Johnson ... additional videography: Sam Kula/Bill O'Farrell AMIPA footage

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Galen Johnson ... title design

Music Department

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HolmfriÐur BenedÍktsdottir ... choir vocalist
Solveig Maria Gunnarsdottir ... choir vocalist
Hildur Franziska HavarÐardottir ... choir vocalist
Samuli Kosminen ... musician: drums, percussion, kalimba, psaltery, andes, ukelele, tuned gongs, piano, sampler
Borgar Magnason ... musician: double bass
Olafur Bjorn Olafsson ... piano: bowed vibraphone
María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir ... musician: violin
Alex Somers ... musician: piano, mellotron, sampler, celeste, metallophone, bowed vibraphone, harp, guitar, sub bass, percussion, vocals
Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir ... musician: cello
Salka Porra SvanhvÍtardottir ... choir vocalist
Hihildur ÁrsÆlsdÓttir ... violin
Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir ... musician: viola

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Sally Berger ... film dept: Museum of Modern Art
Adam Davids ... legal services
Michael Gates ... researcher
Kathy Jones-Gates ... researcher
Anne Morra ... film dept: Museum of Modern Art
Fabrice Puchault ... society and culture dept: ARTE
Lorenna Ramirez ... post-production coordinator
Luciano Rigolini ... commissioning editor: ARTE
Rajendra Roy ... film dept: Museum of Modern Art
Alex Szalat ... society and culture dept: ARTE
Alberto Zambenedetti ... translation: italian

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Laurie Olinder ... very special thanks

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines 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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Also Known As
  • Dawson City: Le Temps Suspendu (France)
  • Dawson City: Tempo Congelado (Brazil)
  • Dawson City: Czas zatrzymany (Poland)
  • Dawson City: Il tempo tra i ghiacci (Italy)
  • Доусон сити: Замерзшее время (Russia)
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  • 120 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $15,922, 16 Jun 2017

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film contains rare footage of the 1919 World Series - known for the Black Sox betting scandal. See more »
Movie Connections Features Rocking Gold in the Klondike (1901). See more »

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