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Saving Brinton (2017)

In rural Iowa, a beloved history teacher uncovers the century-old showreels of one of America's first motion picture impresarios and sets out to premiere the films at the world's oldest continuously operating movie theatre.
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Michael Zahs Michael Zahs ... Self
Serge Bromberg ... Self
Greg Prickman Greg Prickman ... Self
Kathryn Fuller-Seeley Kathryn Fuller-Seeley ... Self
Rick Altman Rick Altman ... Self
George R. Willeman George R. Willeman ... Self
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Jan Boland Jan Boland ... Self
Carey Bostian Carey Bostian ... Self
John Dowdall John Dowdall ... Self
Charity Nebbe Charity Nebbe ... Self - Radio Host
Harvey Solberger Harvey Solberger ... Self
Mitch Thompson Mitch Thompson ... Self
Elaine Zahs Elaine Zahs ... Self
Julie Zahs Julie Zahs ... Self
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In rural Iowa, a beloved history teacher uncovers the century-old showreels of one of America's first motion picture impresarios and sets out to premiere the films at the world's oldest continuously operating movie theatre.

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A solid documentary that loves its subject
26 October 2017 | by Obi-Wan-22See all my reviews

Touchingly capturing a man who saves things only when they seem to be beyond disrepair, "Saving Britton" is an uplifting documentary that, while at times needlessly meandering and amateurish, is decidedly enriching.

A Washington, Iowa man, seemingly in the guise of Dumbledore, has faithfully kept a myriad of olde tyme things, but most notably a treasure trove a film canisters and artifacts from the dawn of cinema (as far back as 1895). With the aid of archivists and restorationists some movies that were believed to be forever lost have been found. And that is wonderful and fascinating, but the movie isn't as concerned with that as one might expect. The documentary is clearly focused on the man and his philosophy, which is rural Iowan to its core, utilizing everything to its fullest.

It is indeed touching and even at times profound. Unfortunately a better editor could have made a top notch film, but at no point is the heart of the movie lost. I had a wonderful time at the cinema, basking in the wonders of ancient film and learning again that the past forever speaks to us.


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17 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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$2,690, 17 September 2017

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$56,218

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,218
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