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The Buzz About 'Brave' and Its Piedmont Director

Local resident Mark Andrews talks with the Washington Post and The Hollywood Reporter about Pixar's newest film. 'Brave' is playing at the Grand Lake Theatre through Thursday.

Pixar's animated film Brave, directed by Piedmont resident Mark Andrews, opened Friday nationwide. It's playing locally at the through Thursday, June 28, with showtimes daily at 2, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Andrews talks about the duality of teens, the singularity of his mission and what a man in a kilt brings to Pixar in this Washington Post interview, published June 22.

The Hollywood Reporter, meanwhile, talked with Andrews during the film's premiere June 18 in Hollywood (Andrews wore a kilt to the event) and Film Journal International talked with him by phone about the politics of taking over as director midstream.

Some Piedmont residents got an advance look at the film during a benefit showing for the Piedmont Education Foundation June 10 at Pixar headquarters.

Brave was produced by Katherine Sarafian, who grew up in San Leandro and now lives in Oakland. You may read on San Leandro Patch.

Have you seen Brave yet? Give us your mini-review in the comments section below.

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