Special Events

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Special Events, Featured Events

Pothole Pictures: "Dawson City: Frozen Time," plus Miro Sprague, Jazz Pianist
Saturday, May 05, 2018, 06:30pm - 09:30pm
 Contact Janice Sorensen

On May 4th and 5th, Pothole Pictures will be showing Dawson City: Frozen Time by filmmaker Bill Morrison. This is a spectacularly innovative film edited from partially decaying found celluloid film.

Friday the 4th, Bill Morrison will be present and conducting a Q&A following the film. Arrive at 7 for music. Film starts at 7:30.


“Critic's Pick! An instantaneously recognizable masterpiece.” – Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

“Wondrous, almost indescribable. A complete astonishment from beginning to end.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Critic's Pick! An orgy for film geeks and history jonesers.” – Michael Atkinson, Village Voice

"Bill Morrison's Dawson City: Frozen Time is the best new movie in town and the best movie of the year thus far." – Tony Pipolo, Artforum

“A bona fide adventure through history, hopscotching across the turn of the 19th century.” – Nicolas Rapold, Film Comment

“Astonishing. A testament to the potential of art to weather and endure the ravages of time.” – Kenji Fujishima, Paste Magazine

"Morrison’s movies feel like half-remembered reveries formed from memories you can no longer consciously recall. Hovering at the intersection of reappropriation, preservation, history, music, and art, any one of his works will haunt you for the rest of your life. Dawson City: Frozen Time is no exception." – Dan Schindel, Hyperallergic

“Four stars! A ghost story like you’ve never seen. Riveting, thoughtful and very emotional.” – Jordan Hoffman, AM New York


  • Best Documentary – Boston Society of Film Critics
  • Most Innovative Documentary – Critics' Choice Documentary Awards
  • Best Editing – International Documentary Association
  • On over 75 lists of the best films of 2017, including: New York Times, New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Film Comment, Slate, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Reader, Indiewire, RogerEbert.com, Rotten Tomatoes, POV Magazine, and Slant!

If you cannot make it for the Meet-the-Director on Friday, it will be worth coming on Saturday the 5th at 6:30. Not only is it truly is a spectacular film, but we will also have a special 1-hour concert for our Music Before the Movies with Miro Sprague, a local jazz pianist who a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA.

Location Memorial Hall in downtown Shelburne Falls