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Waking Sleeping Beauty

Waking Sleeping Beauty PosterThe Philadelphia Film Society is showing a screening of the documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty on Wednesday, March 31st. As a special treat, a moderated discussion with director Don Hahn will take place afterward. Plus, the First Person Arts community is getting a special discounted price. See details below!

Hahn was a key player at Walt Disney Studios Feature Animation department during the 1984-1994 revival of Disney magic through classics like Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. Waking Sleeping Beauty shows the vulnerable side of Disney after its series of box office flops. Through interviews, internal memos, and home movies, the documentary captures it all. Everything from the growing tensions because of ego battles, cost overruns and failed experiments to its improbable renaissance.

Here’s an interview with Don Hahn after a screening in Austin, Texas.

Check out the screening at 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 31st at the Prince Music Theater. Discounted tickets are $7.00 (regular ticket price is $10) and can be purchased one of two ways. You can click here, select the number of tickets you want, and enter promotion code fpa2010, or just mention First Person Arts at the door.

Don’t miss out on what The Los Angeles Times is calling “one of the best comeback stories in show business history.”

-Tiffany Thwaites

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