Bill Morrison on Dawson City: Frozen Time

120 minutesPG

Mon
Nov 20
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  • This event is free. Tickets are distributed at the venue two hours before the start of the event. (One ticket per person.)

As part of Reel Heritage, a TIFF initiative devoted to exploring and promoting the importance of film preservation, director Bill Morrison joins us to present his new film — which chronicles the discovery and preservation of 500 nitrate silent films that were found buried in Dawson City, Yukon — and to discuss his work with Library and Archives Canada to digitize this extraordinary treasure trove of footage.

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EducationPreservation
Guest
Bill Morrison

Bill Morrison is a New York–based filmmaker and artist. His films often combine rare archival material set to contemporary music, and include The Great Flood (13) and Dawson City: Frozen Time (16). His first feature film, Decasia (02), was selected to the U.S. Library of Congress’ 2013 National Film Registry. Morrison is a Guggenheim Fellow and has received a fellowship from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Retrospectives of his work have been held at MoMA, the Adelaide Film Festival in Australia, and the Aarhus Filmfestival in Denmark.