• Saving Brinton

    Two men, born a century apart, bound together by 20,000 feet of film and the gently rolling hills of Washington County, Iowa.

About the Film

When an eccentric collector 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.

Brinton Collection at UI Libraries

The Brinton Collection contains films, slides, projectors, papers, and other documents from the life and career of William Franklin Brinton… Read More

World Premiere at AFI Docs

It's official! Saving Brinton's World Premiere happens at the AFI Docs Film Festival in Washington DC. Tickets on sale for… Read More