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Brintons and Zahs to Travel to Asia for Film Festival

Posted: Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 6:24 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

The documentary featuring local historian Michael Zahs and some of the world’s oldest films in existence has been selected for one of the most prominent film festivals in Asia. Saving Brinton is an official selection for the JeonJu International Film Festival in South Korea. It will play May 9th and 11th.

Zahs says the documentary being shown to an array of audiences is “good for Iowa” and filmmaker Andrew Sherburne said the goal wasn’t only to tell the tale of the antique films, but of Washington County, “Part of the goal that we had all along was to show Mike’s life and Mike’s Iowa, and Washington County is very much the place where he lives. He told us, I think the first week we met him, that history is half geography. It’s a vibrant place, culture is still very much alive here, and community is very much alive.” The documentary has already been screened across North America and in Europe and South America.

The film will also have theatrical debuts in New York City and Los Angeles which would make it eligible for consideration for an Academy Award.