CELEBRATORY. POIGNANT.
THE AVERAGE DOCUMENTARY WOULD GAWK. THIS ONE RECLASSIFIES.

Wesley Morris, The New York Times

A CINEPHILE’S DELIGHT
– Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

A HEARTWARMING TALE
– Pamela HutchinsonThe Gaurdian

ENDEARING, AFFECTIONATE.
ZEALOTS ARE PLENTIFUL IN THE FILM HISTORY WORLD, BUT ONES AS AMIABLE AS ZAHS ARE AS RARE AS THE MOVIES HE DOGGEDLY PRESERVED.

Kenneth Turan, The LA Times

 “A REVELATORY HOMAGE NOT JUST TO FILM AS A CONSTANTLY EVOLVING
ART FORM, BUT ALSO AS A FULCRUM FOR COMMUNITY.

– Ann HornadayThe Washington Post


ONE OF THE MOST UNLIKELY, YET MOST LIKABLE,
HEROES OF CONTEMPORARY NONFICTION CINEMA
.

– The Washington Times

ENCHANTING
– Smithsonian Magazine

“A DARING FILM, CHARMING IN ITS SIMPLICITY, REMARKABLE IN ITS EXECUTION.”
– Houston Film Critics.

★★★★
A MARVELOUS DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SAVING THE PAST AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER IT.
– Quad-Cities Times

“A MUST SEE”
–  The Film Foundation

SUPERLATIVE… THIS JOVIAL PACK RAT FINDS A WAY TO LINK MODERNITY AND TRADITION. HIS STORY FASCINATED THE FILMMAKERS AND SHOULD CHARM COUNTLESS OTHERS AS WELL.
– The Star Tribune

WONDERFUL
– MPR News

A HEARTWARMING TRIBUTE
– Cineaste

STUNNING
– The Des Moines Register

ENCHANTING, BEAUTIFUL…AN ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL, WARM, SMILE-INDUCING, DOCUMENTARY THAT IS A MUST-SEE
– Live For Films

 “A GENTLE FILM ABOUT A GENTLE GIANT
– Movie Geeks

“SAVING BRINTON HITS THE DOCUMENTARY JACKPOT.
MICHAEL ZAHS IS A TRUE ORIGINAL.”
– Under the Radar

A MUST SEE
– The DCist

A CAPTIVATING FILM AND A MUST-SEE FOR
ANYONE WITH A CINEPHILE HEART. “
– Susan Groothuis, IndeBioScoop.


THE FILM IS LIKE A SERIES OF
NESTING DOLLS OF HEARTLAND SPIRIT
.”

– Little Village Magazine

THIS CHARMING DOCUMENTARY IS A MUST SEE.
– David Bordwell, University of Wisconsin-Madison