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      Saving Brinton

      Released Sep 17, 2017 1h 30m Documentary TRAILER for Saving Brinton: Trailer 1 List Saving Brinton: Trailer 1 Saving Brinton: Trailer 1 2:02 View more videos
      93% Tomatometer 14 Reviews 78% Audience Score 100+ Ratings 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      J. R. Jones Chicago Reader The old teacher - who stands six-foot-three and wears a gray beard that looks to be three-foot-six - is an affable eccentric full of information, but as he himself notes, he's more of a storyteller than a historian. Apr 8, 2020 Full Review Leonard Maltin Iowa-based directors Tommy Haines and Andrew Sherburne celebrate their home state and provide us with a lovely slice of Americana in this entertaining feature. Jun 26, 2018 Full Review Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor Zahs, a genial obsessive, is a lot of fun, and so is the movie. Rated: B+ Jun 15, 2018 Full Review Phil Guie By the time of the finale, the film has lost most of whatever forward momentum it had, but at least Méliès's old works look appropriately stunning. Rated: 3/5 Mar 25, 2019 Full Review Douglas Davidson Pretty Vacant One Saving Brinton is for collectors, historians, cinephiles, and other preservationists. Rated: 4/5 Nov 4, 2018 Full Review Bobby LePire Film Threat aving 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. Rated: 8/10 Nov 1, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      William L A charming little documentary overall, that focuses on developing and celebrating the independent history enthusiast rather than dryly covering the Brinton Collection. However, I feel that at times the film delves too deeply into Zahs and his local community rather than the film history aspect that I imagined was the hook that brought in the majority of viewers, padding for time once in a while. (2.5/5) Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 08/12/20 Full Review dave d Sometimes being a saver (shy of hoarder) isn't a bad thing and that's what Mike Zahs proves in "Saving Brinton", a fulfilling documentary. Zahs came across a collection of some of the first motion pictures ever put to film and thanks to never giving up hope the world could enjoy them as much as he did, we have a film chronicling not only the films and other tokens from the Brinton Family, but also Zahs himself whose genuine nature comes through the screen and into your living room. If you need a quick pick me up, take a gander at this doc which moves quickly and has some sage advice sprinkled throughout. Final Score: 8.3/10 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member An incredible story of film history and film preservation with a charming protagonist Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Amazing film. Love Mike! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Their journey will make you smile. A film for film geeks. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member What a fabulous place, and a wonderful guide to historical treasure and cultures and the feelings of community. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis 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.
      Tommy Haines, Andrew Sherburne
      Andrew Sherburne
      Tommy Haines, Andrew Sherburne, John Richard
      Barn Owl
      Production Co
      Northland Films, Bocce Balls Films
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 17, 2017, Limited
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      May 18, 2018
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 27, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 30m
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