Here is an extremely cool event that you will not get to be part of. The Napa Valley Register reports that the new Pixar movie “Brave,” will make its debut at a private screening next month at the Castello di Amorosa winery.
Since the movie is about a 10th-century Scottish princess who rebels against her role and the winery is a replica of a 13th-century Tuscan castle build by one-of-a-kind vintner Dario Sattui, I think this is the perfect pairing.
The screening required a little help from the Napa County Board of Supervisors because the temporary event ordinance did not have a “film screening” category. This week, the board fixed that.
The rest of us will have to wait until June 22 for the film’s opening.
If you’re in the Napa Valley, I highly recommend a visit to the castle. It’s not the cheapest attraction, with admission starting at $18. But the 121,000-square-foot castle is really a remarkable achievement and unlike anything else you’ll see in the valley.
I’ve put the trailer for Brave above; it looks pretty good. I especially like all the Scottish accents. They remind me of a puzzling time I had sitting at the cafe in San Francisco’s Union Square one day and trying to figure out where the foreign couple next to me were from. I was eavesdropping like mad but just couldn’t pick out their language _ every once in a while a word would sound familiar but I couldn’t quite place it. Slavic? No. Somewhere in the Mediterranean? No.
And then it hit me. They were Glaswegians.