Coming Soon

Dawson City: Frozen Time
A film by Bill Morrison

US, 2016

 

 

Named as one of the best films of 2017 by more than 100 critics worldwide, Dawson City: Frozen Time pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of over 500 nitrate film prints dating from the early 1900s. Discovered buried deep in the permafrost beneath Dawson City, a former Klondike gold rush town, the story they reveal and Morrison's haunting found-footage documentary links that gold rush town to the dawn of cinema and the rise of the modern age.

 

Bill Morrison's incredible film conjures the birth of the modern age through these unearthed newsreels, old silent movies (in some cases, the only copies in existence of films by D.W. Griffith and Tod Browning, among others) and documentary images of the town to create a unique kaleidoscope of cinema and history.


The Girl from Hunan Still


"In addition to being filled with as many twists and turns as a first-rate suspense thriller, 'Dawson City' is packed with near-metaphysical intimations, both awe-inspiring and humbling... an instantaneously recognizable masterpiece" Glenn Kenny, New York Times

 

View the trailer here

 

2019

 


 

Diary for my Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Diamonds of the Night
(Démanty noci)
A film by Jan Němec

Czechoslovakia, 1964

 

Re-mastered Blu-ray Special Edition

 

Presented from new 4K remaster, Second Run present Jan Němec's masterful and harrowing Diamonds of the Night.


Němec’s debut feature is one of the most thrilling and startlingly original works of cinema. Told almost without dialogue, it chronicles the tense and desperate journey of two teenage boys who are trying to stay alive after escaping from a German train bound for a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

 

Adaptated from 'Darkness Casts No Shadow' by Arnošt Lustig, Diamonds of the Night is one of the earliest key-works of the Czechoslovak New Wave. This stunning new 4K restoration premiered in the at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, and Second Run are delighted to present that new restoration for the first time anywhere on Blu-ray.


The Girl from Hunan Still


"Nemec’s technique is as emotionally intuitive as it is masterful, purposefully scrambling past and present, handheld realism (a breathless opening tracking shot) and Buñuellian surrealism (fever-dreamed ants colonizing Jánsky’s angelic face). It’s a torrent of life—and cinema—in the face of death" Time Out

 

ON BLU-RAY JANUARY 2019

 


 

Diary for my Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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