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‘Barnstorming Brinton Iowa Tour’ planned

Sep 13, 2017

The first movies ever shown in Iowa are back. Announcing Saving Brinton’s “Barnstorming Brinton Iowa Tour,” an eight-city screening tour for the acclaimed film.

Saving Brinton is the story of Michael Zahs, an eccentric Iowa collector who uncovers five hours of film from the early 1900s that once belonged to Frank Brinton, one of America’s most successful barnstorming moving picture exhibitors.

Watch the trailer for the film or visit the official website at www.savingbrinton.com.

Produced by Iowa City filmmakers Tommy Haines, John Richard and Andrew Sherburne, the film premiered at the American Film Institute’s prestigious AFI Docs festival in June. Now the film is touring it’s home state beginning Sunday.

Each of the eight screenings will be followed by a live question-and-answer with Zahs and the filmmakers. Select screenings will feature an additional presentation of restored silent films from the collection from such famed filmmakers as Thomas Edison, the Lumière Brothers and Georges Méliès.

The tour dates will be:

• Washington, State Theatre, 4 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Monday.

• Ames, Iowa State University, the evening of Sept 27.

• Iowa City, FilmScene, Sept. 29 through Oct. 5.

• Okoboji, Pearson Lakes Art Center for the Cinema at The Lakes Series, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

• Des Moines, Fleur Cinema, Oct. 13-19.

• Osceola, Lyric Theatre, 4 p.m. Oct. 14.

• Grinnell, Strand Theatre, hosted by Grinnell College, 7 p.m. Oct. 25.

• Winterset, Iowa Theatre, 2 p.m. Oct. 28.

Additional screenings are planned Oct. 19-26 at the Minneapolis, Minnesota, MSP Film Society.

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