Info

  • Certification: 18
  • Country: USA
  • Release year: 2016
  • Run time: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

Screenings

Book

Part of

120 minutes

Synopsis

Director: Bill Morrison.

Renowned New York-based filmmaker Bill Morrison tells an extraordinary tale on several levels: back in 1903, the movies arrived in Dawson City (Canada), previously the centre of the Klondike Gold Rush. Because the town was so remote, the film studios were reluctant to pay for their prints to be returned, and thus it happened that a treasure trove of discarded silent films ended up buried in permafrost until their miraculous re-discovery in 1978. Combining fascinating historical research with a wealth of clips from this remarkable collection, Morrison vividly resurrects the Gold Rush era and demonstrates the magic of early cinema.

We are delighted to welcome director Bill Morrison for a Q&A following the screening.

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