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Dawson City: Frozen Time

Dawson City: Frozen Time is a movie starring Kathy Jones-Gates, Michael Gates, and Sam Kula. The history of Dawson City, the gold rush town that had a historical treasure of forgotten silent films buried in permafrost for decades...

Other Titles
Dawson City: Tempo Congelado, Dawson City: Czas zatrzymany, Dawson City: Le Temps Suspendu, Dawson City: Il tempo tra i ghiacci
Running Time
2 hours
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
History, Documentary
Director
Bill Morrison
Writer
Bill Morrison
Actors
Sam Kula, Michael Gates, Kathy Jones-Gates, Bill O'Farrell
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Using permafrost protected, rare silent films and newsreels, archival footage, interviews and historical photographs to tell the story, 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 1978. The original score is composed by Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic). The film depicts a unique history of this 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 into a gold mining town, and then a vault of memories from the culture that displaced it. Dawson City, located about 350 miles south of the Arctic Circle, is situated at the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon rivers and rests on a bed of permafrost. Historically, the area was an important hunting and fishing camp for a nomadic First Nation tribe known as Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in. The town was settled in 1896 upon the discovery of gold in its creeks, and it became the center of the Klondike Goldrush that brought 100,000 prospectors to the area that year--the same year the world was introduced to commercial cinema with the advent of new large-scale projectors, and the "movie theater".

Comments about history «Dawson City: Frozen Time» (18)

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Julie C.

I was invited to the premiere of this movie at the TIFF premiere in Toronto and it was really neat to see the director and the producer of the movie. The movie was a great way to get a real overview of the history of Dawson City and the people who lived there. I would have liked to have heard a bit more about the history of the city itself, but I am sure that would be the next project for the director. Overall the movie was very good and informative and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Ruth

I've seen this film on TV before and I enjoyed it. But I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I rented it. It's a real visual feast, like a combination of "Shining" and "The New World". There's lots of spectacular shots and a lot of attention to detail. It's one of those films that seems to be inspired by other films, such as "Maniac" or "The Da Vinci Code". I loved the period detail, especially the costumes. I liked the soundtrack, and I liked the cinematography. It's got a lot of good acting and direction. I thought the lead actor, Chris Evans, was excellent. I also liked the young girl who played the lead character. She was the most convincing. Overall, this is an excellent film. It's not for everyone, but it's very entertaining and I think it's worth watching.

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Alice Gilbert

I saw this documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival and I am glad I did. It was extremely moving and well worth the price of admission. The film is not only about the Arctic but about the people who live in the area. This film has a very strong message about how the Arctic will be affected by climate change and how the environment will be affected. I believe that this documentary is one of the most important documentaries that will be released in the next few years. It is amazing to see the work that has been put in by the people who work on the film and the work that has been done to show the effects of climate change. The Arctic will be changed by climate change and it will be changed for the worse. I believe that this documentary will be a very powerful tool for people who are concerned about the environment.

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Christina

One of the most interesting documentaries I've seen. The characters are interesting, especially the four brothers, and the documentary is a great way to start learning about the Scottish Highlands.

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Alice Gibson

I think this movie is a great example of what happens when the government, corporations and the rest of the powerful interests use the powers of the government to take over the information, the people, the economy and the environment. This movie shows how one person, a single mom, has been forced to move out of her home in Dawson City, Nevada and has had to move into a hotel to escape the onslaught of the corporations and government. The movie gives a lot of information on what's going on in the state of Nevada and what's going on in the rest of the country. It's a must see for everyone. It's also a great example of what's happening in other states. It shows that people are being put into their place and what is happening in the economy. It's very inspiring. It's a good thing that people are watching it and that the producers of the movie and the producers of the documentary are doing a great job of getting the information out there. The movie also has a lot of things to say about the system and the system that's taking over the country. I highly recommend it.

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Steven K.

In his first film, director/writer/actor Richard Linklater uses his unique storytelling style to bring to life a beautiful, but tragic, story about the last days of an iconic rock band. The story focuses on the band's three final days of recording "Dawson City: Frozen Time" before the band was killed in a plane crash. The film tells the story of the band's final days as well as their struggles and their mutual grief. I found the film to be a moving and emotional story, but the film was not without its flaws. The film's soundtrack was a bit too loud and there were some parts of the film that seemed to drag on and on. I would have liked to have seen more of the band's last days before they died, but the film did a good job of telling the story. The film is a moving and sad story about the band's last days and how the three days that they spent together are the only memories they will ever have. I would recommend this film to anyone who is looking for a good, heart-wrenching film about the last days of a band.

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Timothy

I've watched this movie so many times and i still laugh when i think of it. It's a good movie for the whole family, but if you are not the target audience, i wouldn't recommend it. The movie shows how a race of people is faced with problems, while being the victims of those problems. It's a simple story, but the actors are great. I think that they have made a good movie and they are all very good at their job. I also like the part where the movie starts with a computer game and ends with a movie. It's really cool. I also like the movie's music. It's really nice, and i like the way it's written. I think that this movie is a must watch.

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Carol G.

The movie is pretty good, especially if you're a fan of the game. I've never played the game, but I think the movie was a good depiction of the story. I would recommend the movie to anyone who likes a good documentary.

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Nancy Snyder

A group of retired Navy Seal pilots and their families spend a day at a local museum in Dawson City, Oklahoma. They tour the exhibits, meet the locals, and are treated to a little bit of history. They also learn a little bit about the place and the pilots themselves. The acting was good, but the narration was a bit stilted and the narration was too long. I would have liked to have heard more of the pilots talking about the experience. Overall, a good documentary. It was interesting, but not great. I think it would have been better if they had focused on the aircraft and the pilots. But, it was good enough.

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Harold

This documentary covers the infamous Texas City, which was the first town to be frozen over, and the consequences of the disaster. The story is told from a historical perspective, so you get to know the people who lived through it. This film shows how the city was abandoned, and how they managed to survive the freezing temperatures and freezing rain. The city was closed to the public, and was used for storing coal. This documentary is excellent, and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes history.

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Emma Warren

I was fortunate enough to catch the first screening of "Dawson City: Frozen Time" at the Austin Film Festival and was pleasantly surprised. The film is about two college students who are traveling through Canada to a new high school. As the film progresses, the students experience the harsh realities of the Canadian environment. The film is very well-made and captures the essence of the Canadian lifestyle. The film is extremely well-paced, with excellent camera work and editing. The editing also helps to build the tension that the audience feels as the characters try to get through the harsh and unforgiving Canadian wilderness. The film also features a number of first-hand stories from the students, with interviews with their families, and a variety of other people who have experience with the Canadian wilderness. The film also features a few great clips of the Canadian landscape. It's a good film to watch on a rainy afternoon and you'll find yourself thoroughly enjoying the film. I would definitely recommend it.

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Jordan

The doc is a must see for anyone who is interested in what happened in the Gulf War. The film does a good job of showing the period and showing how much things changed in the few years after the Gulf War. The doc doesn't show a lot of the people who fought in the Gulf War. But the movie shows how the people affected by the war went on to become successful people. The people who fought in the Gulf War were not all saints and their stories were not always the same. There was a lot of sadness in the people who fought and many people were angry about the war. The doc doesn't show how the war affected people in general and that was an important part of the doc. I also found the doc to be interesting in that it shows the aftermath of the war and the people who were affected by it. The doc also does a good job of showing the soldiers who were fighting in the war and how they changed. One of the things that I liked about the doc was that the documentary focused on the Gulf War and not the whole war in general. It shows how the war affected a lot of people but also shows that the war didn't affect everyone. Overall, the doc is a good documentary that is worth seeing.

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Patricia

This documentary is about the director's journey to get the film made, as well as the fact that the film was made in the first place. It's a bit of a let down as far as the story goes, and it's not really the point of the film. It's a story of a filmmaker trying to make a film, as well as the people involved in the process. It's more about the film and how it came to be than it is about the film. The story itself is pretty interesting, and it's pretty fascinating to watch the process of the making of a film. It's not really a documentary, and it's not really a documentary on the making of the film. It's more about the making of the film and how the story came about. It's a bit of a let down, but it's still quite interesting.

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Robert

I have always loved this movie. I had seen the trailer when it came out and I thought it was a very clever idea. I have always loved it. I recently saw the documentary about it and it was very interesting. I didn't really know what to expect, I didn't know what to expect. I did not know what to think. I was afraid that it would be some type of cheesy romance story. I was so wrong. It was very suspenseful and fascinating. I was very impressed by how much thought went into this documentary. It was a great insight into the work of the film. The people who made this film were very passionate about it and they showed their dedication to the subject. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in history. This is a must see documentary. I will be watching this movie again and again.

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Nicole Cox

I liked this movie. I'm a fan of the book and i think this movie did a good job showing what happened in the book. I thought that the movie did a good job of showing how they would have changed things and how they would have made changes. I also liked how they made the movie for a younger audience. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone. It is a good movie to watch.

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Jordan

I watched this movie on DVD from Netflix, and I loved it. It is a wonderful documentary on the life and times of the legendary civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. I believe this movie will be a lot of people's first exposure to King, and they will be amazed at how much more he accomplished in the way of civil rights than even he himself could have imagined. The documentary starts off by showing some clips of King's speeches, and it shows that he was quite a bit more than just a preacher. There are also some of his speeches that were actually recorded and put on tape. I think that this movie is going to be a big hit. I was able to watch this movie with my children, and we all enjoyed it. It was a great introduction to the civil rights movement, and I think that people will be able to learn a lot about King's life and the way he did his work. I also think that people will learn a lot about King, and maybe even see that he was a really amazing man. I hope that people will watch this movie, and that they will enjoy it. I think that people will be able to see that King was an amazing man, and that he had a lot of good qualities. I hope that people will enjoy this movie, and that they will be able to learn a lot about Martin Luther King, and his life and work. I am really looking forward to the upcoming biopic of Martin Luther King, Jr. This movie is a must-see.

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Adam

I enjoyed this documentary quite a bit. I thought the film was pretty well put together. I thought the music was great. I liked the different perspectives of the people involved. I thought it was a very good documentary. I would recommend it to anyone. I think the people who were in the military were portrayed well. I thought that the film was interesting and the music was great. I think this film was a good documentary that you should watch.

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Jacob

As a child, I saw a short film about this. I wasn't much interested in it, but I was curious. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the original short was even better. I'm glad to have discovered this. The documentary is very informative, and it shows a lot of great things that happened around the city during this time. It also includes some of the major events that happened in the city, and I'm glad to have this in my collection. The short is very good, and I recommend it. It's just one of those things that you will never forget. I've also seen a lot of documentaries, and this is one of the best I've ever seen.