Dawson City: Frozen Time
Film Info
Run Time:120 min
Director(s):Bill Morrison
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)

It's the place where Charlie Chaplin became a movie legend, Donald Trump's family made its fortune and Jack London heard the 'call of the wild.' Dawson City, Yukon, is one of Canada's most storied communities—a place whose colourful history and stunning landscapes are shrouded in myth. Drawing from a collection of over 500 lost silent films made between the 1910s and 20s that were unearthed from a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory, Bill Morrison (Decasia) has created a singular movie experience. With a mesmerizing score from Sigur Ros collaborator Alex Somers, and delightful cameos from the likes of Calamity Jane, movie magnate Sid Grauman and the poet Robert Service, the film is a captivating time capsule and one of the most critically acclaimed docs of the year.

Co-presented by Toronto Silent Film Festival.

Additional Information

Nominee—Venice Horizons Award, Best Film, Venice Film Festival 2016

“A bona fide adventure through history.” – Film Comment

“A captivating time capsule.” – Hollywood Reporter