Previewing 'Brave'

June 19th, 7 PM: 'Brave'
Aero Theater
1328 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA.

Prepare to delight in the magnificent visual and auditory treat that is Disney/Pixar's latest animated venture, "Brave".

Set in a mythical and stunning Scotland full of sweeping jagged mountains and dangerously enticing forests, "Brave" tells the story of a Disney princess unlike any we've seen before. The fiercely independent Princess Merida is a talented and headstrong aspiring archer. Unsatisfied with the looming prospect of marriage and perpetually at odds with her traditional mother, Merida sets off a chain of events with her defiant behavior that eventually brings chaos to the kingdom. An epic adventure follows as Merida fights to make things right again.

Comprised of the voice talents of an all-star cast including Emma Thompson, Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly and Craig Ferguson, this highly anticipated film marks Pixar's first with a leading female protagonist. A Q&A will immediately follow the screening with director Mark Andrews, producer Katherine Sarafian, and composer Patrick Doyle!

Want to win a FREE pair of passes to the June 19th screening? Leave a comment below telling us who your favorite animated, female protagonist of all time is and why! [Winner chosen at random. Contest ends 6/18 at 5:00 PM]

Don't have season passes? Buy them here, or a $20 contribution to KCET's Cinema Series will get you in at the door. Doors open at 6 PM, film starts at 7 PM, at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

Check out the KCET Cinema Series page for schedules, season passes, previews, podcasts and more.

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Mulan, because I am Asian-American and to see any movie with a non-accented English-speaking Asian lead is rare.

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Princess Tiana from the Princess and the Frog is my very favorite--she is a strong, independent working woman who does not need a man to be happy....and she only could be with him once she loved herself! Disney finally got it right. :)

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Neytiri, the Pandoran princess in Avatar, voiced by Zoë Saldana. She's strong and confident, and viewers are given a clear picture of her character.

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Eowyn in the Rankin/Bass Return of the King (1980). It totally kicks butt when she slays the King of the Nazghul (Black Riders/Ringwraiths): ”No man can kill me.”
”I AM NO MAN!”
Awesome.

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The first Disney film to truly have an excellent role model for little girls was Beauty and the Beast. Belle is independent, extremely loyal, intelligent, compassionate and kind. She spends her days reading or helping her father. Most importantly - she loves people for who they are on the inside, not the outside.

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Congrats, Nerderific! You're this week's ticket giveaway winner! Please check your e-mail (including your Spam folder!) for details on how to collect.

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Ariel from "Little Mermaid" because she didn't march to the beat of everybody else's drum and embraced her uniqueness.

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Mulan - not because she's Asian-American and so am I and not because she was beautiful. Mulan because she fought for hers and her family's honor.

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My favorite has to be Belle. She is good-hearted, strong, and intelligent. She sacrifices her freedom to save her father and is not afraid to stand up to the beast in argument. Belle genuinely cares for the beast, she sees beyond his appearance.