An evening of films that celebrates the earliest pioneers of cinema and the people who tirelessly work to preserve and share these films with others. The programme will begin with short films from the early period of cinema followed by a discussion on how films were both filmed and exhibited differently at the time. This short film programme will be followed by the feature-length documentary, Saving Brinton, a film that follows the efforts of a passionate Iowa-based collector, Michael Zahs, who fell upon a century-old collection of extremely rare films originally owned by turn-of-the-century traveling projectionists, Frank and Indiana Brinton. Saving Brinton (87 min.), which had its UK premiere recently at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, is directed by Andrew Sherburne and Tommy Haines.
Cinetopia Edinburgh is a unique collaboration of shows and events promoting the discussion of film with local filmmakers, film buffs, cinephiles, and all people who love film. Our themed monthly cineclub meetup screens films of all durations and genres and hosts talks by filmmakers, lecturers, and our curatorial team. The events foster casual discussion and offer opportunities to network with like-minded film enthusiasts.