CAP UCLA presents:

Bill Morrison - Dawson City: Frozen Time Live!

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Composed By Alex Somers
Live Music Performed By Wild Up!

Series tickets now available through CAP UCLA
Individual tickets on sale Monday, July 15

Doors at 7pm

“An instantaneously recognizable masterpiece.” –The New York Times

A hallucinatory cinematic fever dream, Dawson City: Frozen Time tells the bizarre true story of some 533 silent film reels, dating from the 1910s and 20s, that accumulated at the end of a film distribution line in northwestern Canada and which were miraculously discovered some 50 years later, in 1978, buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool, deep in the Yukon permafrost. Filmmaker Bill Morrison (Decasia, The Miners’ Hymns, The Great Flood) deftly combines excerpts from this remarkable collection with historical footage, photographs, and original interviews, to explore the complicated history of Dawson City, a Canadian Gold Rush town founded across the river from a First Nation hunting camp, and then traces how the development of that town both reflected and influenced  the evolution of modern Cinema. Combined with a powerful, evocative score by Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic; Hale County This Morning, This Evening; Honey Boy), Dawson City: Frozen Time is a triumphant work of art that spins the life cycle of a singular film collection into a breath-taking history of the 20th century. This film presentation will be accompanied by a live performance of the score by L.A.’s contemporary ensemble Wild Up and a girls choir from the National Children’s Chorus.

Funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation multi-year grant  for Collaborative Intersections in the Visual and Performing Arts with  additional support from The Theatre at Ace Hotel.

Book a table at Best Girl. Book a bed at Ace Hotel. Live a little.

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Details

  • 8PM–Friday, December 06
  • Doors at 7:00pm
  • $29.50-$59.50

Composed By Alex Somers
Live Music Performed By Wild Up!

Series tickets now available through CAP UCLA
Individual tickets on sale Monday, July 15

Doors at 7pm

“An instantaneously recognizable masterpiece.” –The New York Times

A hallucinatory cinematic fever dream, Dawson City: Frozen Time tells the bizarre true story of some 533 silent film reels, dating from the 1910s and 20s, that accumulated at the end of a film distribution line in northwestern Canada and which were miraculously discovered some 50 years later, in 1978, buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool, deep in the Yukon permafrost. Filmmaker Bill Morrison (Decasia, The Miners’ Hymns, The Great Flood) deftly combines excerpts from this remarkable collection with historical footage, photographs, and original interviews, to explore the complicated history of Dawson City, a Canadian Gold Rush town founded across the river from a First Nation hunting camp, and then traces how the development of that town both reflected and influenced  the evolution of modern Cinema. Combined with a powerful, evocative score by Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic; Hale County This Morning, This Evening; Honey Boy), Dawson City: Frozen Time is a triumphant work of art that spins the life cycle of a singular film collection into a breath-taking history of the 20th century. This film presentation will be accompanied by a live performance of the score by L.A.’s contemporary ensemble Wild Up and a girls choir from the National Children’s Chorus.

Funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation multi-year grant  for Collaborative Intersections in the Visual and Performing Arts with  additional support from The Theatre at Ace Hotel.

Book a table at Best Girl. Book a bed at Ace Hotel. Live a little.

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