This screening’s been a long time coming. Lost for half a century, 500 films were discovered buried under a subarctic swimming pool in Canada’s remote Yukon Territory. Dawson City: Frozen Time is a feature film that quite literally pieces together history and features rare footage from the early silent era. Falling on UNESCOs World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and celebrating the North West Film Archive’s 40th anniversary, this is the perfect way to celebrate the very best of restoration and preservation in film.
This Project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network in partnership with North West Film Archive, Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester Science Festival.
We will be joined by filmmaker Bill Morrison, archivists, conservation specialists and our Artistic Director of Visual Arts, Sarah Perks for a Q&A following this screening to talk about the scrupulous and fascinating process behind this one-of-a-kind creation.