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SAVING BRINTON is a “cinephile’s delight”—a festival fave feature doc about the remarkable discovery of a century-old film collection.
SAVING BRINTON is a “cinephile’s delight”—a festival fave feature doc about the remarkable discovery of a century-old film collection.
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    Pickling Brinton

    A social media shout out + a digital copy of Elaine Zahs’ pickled peaches recipe.

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    Posting Brinton

    A Saving Brinton postcard mailed from the post office in Ainsworth, Iowa + the social shoutout + the pickled peached recipe.

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    Premiering Brinton

    A ticket to an NY or LA opening weekend show + a tweet + a handshake when we see you at the movie!

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    Downloading Brinton

    A digital download of the film, delivered one week before it is available to the public, + the pickled peach recipe.

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    Playing Brinton

    A DVD of the film, yours to keep and pass through the generations, plus a hand-written postcard thank you tucked inside + the pickled peach recipe.

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    Wearing Brinton

    A Saving Brinton T-shirt designed by native Iowan Ben Mackey plus your choice of a digital download or DVD

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    • DVD
    • Brinton postcard
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    Thanking Brinton

    A DVD of the film + your name in the credits of the film in the final DVD and on the big screen in NY & LA! (limited time reward) International backers receive a digital download.

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    • Film credit
    • Brinton postcard
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    Posterizing Brinton

    A full-size movie poster hand-signed by the filmmakers and Mike + a DVD or digital download, your choice.

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    • DVD
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    Celluloid Brinton

    A strip of 35mm film from the Brinton collection. Cut and packaged in a clear tube for you to display or use as you want.

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    • 35mm film strip
    • DVD
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    Extravagant Brinton

    A limited edition hand-printed poster from the Brinton Extravaganza (seen in the film!) + the hand-signed poster + the DVD + a T-shirt

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    • DVD
    • Movie poster
    • T-shirt
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    Dangling Brinton

    We’ve taken real 35mm film from the Brinton Collection (duplicate safety film, not the original nitrate, don’t worry) and Iowa artisans will fashion it into a limited edition pendant necklace that Indiana would've proudly worn.

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    • DVD
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    Bowtie Brinton

    That’s right, real 35mm film from the Brinton Collection (safety film, not the original nitrate, don’t worry) rolled and tied into a wearable bow tie perfect for your next film premiere, Frank Brinton dress-up or steampunk gala plus the DVD of the film.

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    • DVD
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    Showtime Brinton

    A Bluray copy of the film + the rights to screening it publicly for up to 100 at your local art house theater or community gathering space. Charge admission, screen it as a fundraiser, or make it a free celebration for your community—it’s your show!

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    Talking Brinton

    The public screening rights listed in Showtime Brinton + a Skype conversation with members of the film team and/or Michael Zahs (depending on availability)

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    Special Brinton

    Special acknowledgment in the film’s end-crawl credits + DVD & digital copies of the film + a hand-signed poster from the film team.

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    • DVD
    • Digital download
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    Barnstorming Brinton

    Mike and a member of the film team will come to your community for a screening of the film, post-screening Q&A and live silent film performance. Scheduling and travel details must be mutually agreed upon.

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    Bigtime Brinton

    Your name as an Associate Producer in the gorgeous closing credits sequence by cinematographer Scott Duncan + four tickets to a screening of the film in your area + DVD and digital copies of the film + your choice of the limited edition hand-crafted 35mm pendant or bowtie.

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    • DVD
    • Digital download
    • Film credit
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    • Handmade wearable 35mm item
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    Ultimate Brinton

    Your name as a Co-Producer in the gorgeous closing credits sequence by cinematographer Scott Duncan + a meal with the filmmakers + four tickets to a screening of the film in your area + DVD and digital copies of the film + your choice of the limited edition hand-crafted 35mm pendant or bowtie.

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    • Digital download
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    • Handmade wearable 35mm item
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