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Special Events: Summer 2017
Dawson City: Frozen Time

September 17 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium
Washington premiere

In the late 1970s hundreds of reels of nitrate film were discovered in the permafrost below a hockey rink in Dawson City, Yukon, the site of the Klondike Gold Rush. This cultural treasure trove — which included long-missing Hollywood narratives and unique footage of events such as the 1919 World Series — became the source material for artist Bill Morrison’s remarkable compilation Dawson City: Frozen Time, a riveting journey to a forgotten era, now reawoken in a finely woven tapestry of film fragments, historical footnotes, and poetic storytelling. The mesmeric score is by Sigur Rós composer Alex Somers. (Bill Morrison, 2016, 120 minutes)

courtesy Kino Lorber

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