Enjoy a screening celebrating previously lost silent films

As part of the Manchester Science Festival running between October 19 and 29, the University’s North West Film Archive celebrates its 40th anniversary year with a one-off screening at HOME of an unusual documentary:

Dawson City: Frozen Time

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.

Dawson City: Frozen Time is being screened at 5.45pm on Friday October 27 at HOME.

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