• Saving Brinton (2017)

Saving Brinton

Release Date: September 17th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

After finding a rare collection of film in a turn-of-the-century cinema, small-town Iowa collector and historian Michael Zahs attempts to restore and exhibit the newsreels, home movies and lost films.

Director: Tommy Haines , Andrew Sherburne

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Northland Films, Bocce Balls Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    The doc is as much a profile of its passionate central figure as an account of Brinton's importance to the history of cinema. show more

  • 80
    Bobby LePireFilm Threat

    Saving Brinton loses focus a few times, but its noble heart will keep the viewer engaged. Zahs is an affable chap, and his love of history is remarkable. His quest to save Brinton’s collection is an enjoyable one that will leave the audience happy and with a deeper affection for the way these films were shown back in the day. show more

  • 80
    Kenneth TuranLos Angeles Times

    Saving Brinton is an endearing, affectionate documentary, an examination not so much of film exhibition pioneer Frank Brinton and how his life's work was saved but of the genial and humane eccentric who did the saving. show more

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