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Saving Brinton

When an eccentric collector discovers the showreels of the man who brought moving pictures to the Heartland, he begins a journey to restore the legacy of America’s greatest barnstorming movieman and save these irreplaceable cinematic treasures from turning to dust.

Saving Brinton Festival Trailer from Northland Films on Vimeo

Directors – Tommy Haines & Andrew Sherburne
Co- Production – Northland Films, Bocce Ball Films

SCREENINGS

WORLD PREMIERE – AFI Doc Film Festival – June 17, 2017
NYC PREMIERE – DOC NYC – Nov 13 & 14, 2017
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE – Rotterdam International Film Festival – Jan 25, 2018
UK PREMIERE – Edinburgh International Film Festival – June 22, 2018

NEWS

A CINEPHILE’S DELIGHT
– The Hollywood Reporter

CELEBRATORY. POIGNANT.
THE AVERAGE DOCUMENTARY WOULD GAWK. THIS ONE RECLASSIFIES.
– Wesley Morris, The New York Times

ENDEARING, AFFECTIONATE.
ZEALOTS ARE PLENTIFUL IN THE FILM HISTORY WORLD, BUT ONES AS AMIABLE AS ZAHS ARE AS RARE AS THE MOVIES HE DOGGEDLY PRESERVED.
– Kenneth Turan, The LA Times Times

 “A REVELATORY HOMAGE NOT JUST TO FILM AS A CONSTANTLY EVOLVING
ART FORM, BUT ALSO AS A FULCRUM FOR COMMUNITY.

– Ann HornadayThe Washington Post

“ONE OF THE MOST UNLIKELY, YET MOST LIKABLE,
HEROES OF CONTEMPORARY NONFICTION CINEMA”
– The Washington Times

“ENCHANTING”
– Smithsonian Magazine

“A DARING FILM, CHARMING IN ITS SIMPLICITY, REMARKABLE IN ITS EXECUTION.”
– Houston Film Critics.

SUPPORTED BY

Washington County Riverboat Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Iowa, Brinton Trust, Produce Iowa, Iowa Arts Council, Hot Docs Dealmaker, Docs in Progress

Project Details

Date : 2017
Project : Documentary
Site : http://www.savingbrinton.com

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