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Saving Brinton is Going to the Big Apple

Posted: Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 6:28 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

A documentary featuring Washington in many ways and a local historian will be on the big screen in the Big Apple.

Saving Brinton, a documentary about Mike Zahs saving the early film collection of Frank Brinton, premiered in Washington last month and is now headed to New York City as an official selection of DOC NYC. One of the filmmakers, Tommy Haines, spoke with KCII News ahead of the documentary’s premiere in Washington about what it’d be like to show the documentary at the State Theatre, “It’ll be really interesting to see the reaction of the crowd here, because this movie is about them, it’s about Washington County, about Washington. So, it’ll be a little bit nervewracking, but it’ll also be a lot of fun just to see when people are laughing and what people are getting attached to, so it should be an interesting 87 minutes.”

The film was created by Haines, Andrew Sherburne, and John Richard. In addition to being invited to film festivals, Saving Brinton was recently the topic of an article by The Smithsonian. The documentary is still on it’s Iowa tour, similar to that of Brinton’s over a century ago, with stops in Des Moines, Grinnell, Davenport, and Winterset.