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.