Saving Brinton Artifact Display
See the story, then see the stuff. Some of the early film artifacts that were stashed away –and eventually re-discovered – in an eastern Iowa basement are now on display at the State Historical Museum of Iowa. See movie posters, tickets, film cans, magic lantern slides, fifilm cans and other turn-of-the-20th century treasures that traveling projectionist Frank Brinton took to small towns throughout the Midwest. The artifacts are on generous loan from the University of Iowa.
Saving Brinton Film Tour
Join Michael Zahs and the Saving Brinton filmmakers Tommy Haines, John Richard and Andrew Sherburne as they present their Barnstorming Brinton Iowa Tour to celebrate the release of their documentary feature film.
“In Mr. Zahs, [the filmmakers] have found one of the most unlikely, yet most likeable, heroes of contemporary nonfiction cinema.” —The Washington Times
When eccentric Iowa collector Michael Zahs discovers the showreels of the man who brought moving pictures to the Heartland, he begins a journey to restore the legacy of America’s greatest barnstorming movieman and save these irreplaceable cinematic treasures from turning to dust. The film was supported, in part, by the Iowa Arts Council.