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Dawson City: Frozen Time
The Buried History of a Gold Rush Town Found on Nitrate Film

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eric

mesmerizing. strange and tender and fascinating. no narration, only music and beautifully damaged, haunting images that flicker over the viewer like a dream.

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Ben

Deeply, deeply moving

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Sarah

One of the most incredible documentaries or films I've ever seen.

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Megan

WOW.

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Mary

So glad these historic films were saved and brought back to life. Amazing story!

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Clare

Incredible labor of love, weaving this majestic story of birth, death, rebirth, fire, ice, gold, construction, destruction, reconstruction –– all of it captured in a kind of time travel film that ultimately refused to be lost. The ferocious human endeavor of stripping the land for it's ...Read more

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Janice

well worth watching; so important to have those films salvaged and archived

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Bettina

Fantastic. Geographic history and cinematic history all in one package. Haunting music.

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jeffrey

I cannot recommend this movie/doc enough. Utterly fascinating, especially if you are a movie/history buff. Well executed on all counts. Just sit back and let the visuals and music envelope you like a warm blanket.

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Scott

Haunting...gorgeous...moving...dreamlike. Lovely score. A true window on the past.

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Cari

After suffering through this documentary I now understand why the studios didn't want their films back. Silent movies = boring. Documentary done in the style of a silent movie with annoying background music = unbearably boring.

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Geoffrey

The story, the editing, and the score mesh to create one of the most beautifully elegiac films I've ever experienced. The qualities of W. G. Sebald expressed cinematically. An extraordinary film. Gosh....