DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME (Free for Members) with Guest Speaker Robert Max Holmes, Ph.D. of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

2017 | 120 minutes | |
Directed by Bill Morrison

Tuesday March 27, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Bill Morrison

This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program, which is supported by The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Special Guest Speaker Robert Max Holmes, Ph.D is a Senior Research Fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and has extensive experience working with permafrost.

Dawson City: Frozen Time pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints dating from the early 1900s. Discovered buried under a hockey rink in a former Klondike Gold Rush town, their story reveals the links between the movie business and Manifest Destiny in North America.


Robert Max Holmes, Ph.D.

Dr. Holmes is an earth system scientist who studies rivers and their watersheds and how climate change and other disturbances are impacting the cycles of water and chemicals in the environment. He is particularly interested in the fate of the vast quantities of ancient carbon locked in permafrost in the Arctic, which may be released as permafrost thaws, exacerbating global warming. Dr. Holmes has ongoing projects in the Russian, Canadian, and Alaskan Arctic, and in the tropics in the Amazon and the Congo. He is committed to engaging students in his research projects and to communicating the results and implications of his research to the public and to policy-makers. Dr. Holmes recently served for two years as Program Director of the National Science Foundation’s Arctic System Science Program and in 2015 was named National Fellow of the Explorers Club.




"The true magic that "Dawson City" captures is, simply, the mystery of film itself: a medium that turned people into shadows that burned brighter than life."--Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"Bill Morrison, whose extraordinary documentary Decasia turned decomposing film stock into the stuff of avante-garde reverie, returns with another staggering journey into the past." J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader


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