A black and white picture showing a shovel with a film reel that has just been dug up from the ground.

Dawson City: Frozen Time

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2017. 

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. Filmmaker Bill Morrison joins us with archivists, conservation specialists and HOME’s Artistic Director, Sarah Perks, for a post screening insight into the scrupulous and fascinating process behind his one-of-a-kind creation. 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.

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HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN

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£9 / £7 (concessions available)

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Age guidance

Adults and teenagers 12+

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