Films By Bill Morrison

The hypnotic new piece from New York artist and filmmaker Bill Morrison is an immersive, archival journey through a secret history of North America’s forgotten nitrate cinema. ... Located just south of the Arctic Circle, the one-time Canadian gold rush town of Dawson City was home to an incredible discovery in 1978: over 500 nitrate films from the silent era, preserved in the frozen ground where t... Read more
In just twelve months of beautifully edited archival footage, Bill Morrison constructs a sparse and poignant narrative to remind us of how powerfully cinema taught us to see the world afresh. The result is an essay on the origins of cinema, birth and creation, desire, longing and loss, history, memory and dreams - fragments of time stored on paper and celluloid. The apparent simplicity belies a co... Read more
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