Canton Film Fest

72 short films / 20 filmmakers / April 26-28

Canton Film strives to recognize and support the often-overlooked creative community of Northeast Ohio by providing educational resources, networking, and opportunities to showcase the work of independent artists and filmmakers.

Canton Film Festival 2014 Guest: Matthew D. Patron

On August 6, 2011, Sgt. Daniel James Patron, USMC, was killed while disarming an IED. His brother, Canton filmmaker Matthew D. Patron, needed to understand his brother's sacrifice and what it meant both to his family and to his brothers fellow soldiers.

The result of this search for meaning is Collecting Sgt. Dan, a documentary  three years in the making. Collecting Sgt. Dan follows the Patron family as they try to cope with the loss of Daniel, as well Sgt. Patron's fellow Marines as they remember their fallen brother-in-arms.

The Canton Film Festival is proud to present Collecting Sgt. Dan, along with guest speaker Matthew D. Patron, who will share his journey to create a fitting memorial to his brother. Patron will join us on Thursday, Oct. 2nd for the screening of his film.

Visit the film's official website