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Stephen Hawking has lent his voice (literally) to a new version of Monty Python's "Galaxy Song" – a charming ditty designed to make your problems feel small and you smaller – which was featured in the comedy troupe's 1983 movie The Meaning of Life. The group recently performed the tune at their reunion concerts last year in London, after which it cut to a scene of physicist Brian Cox detailing the song's inaccuracies until Hawking runs him down with his wheelchair and says, "I think you're being pedantic," before "singing" it and flying into the heavens. »
Mary J. Blige - The London Sessions at the Tribeca Film Festival
The World Premiere of Mary J. Blige - The London Sessions with Sam Smith, Disclosure, Sam Romans, Emeli Sandé and Naughty Boy directed by Sam Wrench and Monty Python naughty boys, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, John Cleese and Eric Idle being celebrated on the 40th Anniversary of Monty Python And The Holy Grail are two of the live rousing special events at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The international premiere of James Rogan and Roger Graef's documentary Monty Python: The Meaning Of Live and Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life and Life Of Brian round out the festivities with Q&As following each screening.
Mary J. Blige, in London Sessions, says it is "freedom" she likes about recording in London. It's about the »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
To mark the 40th Anniversary of Monty Python And The Holy Grail, the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival have announced it will celebrate the occasion with a special screening of the film and the international premiere of Roger Graef and James Rogan’s documentary Monty Python – The Meaning Of Live. The Festival will also host special screenings of two classic Python films: Monty Python’S Life Of Brian on April 25 and Monty Python’S The Meaning Of Life on April 26 in honour of the anniversary.
The five surviving members of the legendary comedy group: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin, will come together for the special presentation of Monty Python And The Holy Grail on Friday, April 24 at The Beacon Theatre in New York.
- Sacha Hall
Luckily for us, they don’t think Tribeca is a silly place.
Variety reported on Wednesday that the legendary British comedy troupe, Monty Python, is set to reunite for a special screening of their famed film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The reunion will happen in New York for the 40th anniversary of the film.
Tribeca will also host the international bow of Monty Python — The Meaning of Live, Roger Graef and James Rogan’s documentary about the group’s preparations for its 2014 reunion shows at the O2 in London, as well as screenings of Monty Python titles The Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.
With the Monty Python reunion, it »
- Zach Dennis
Four decades have passed since Monty Python first farted in the general direction of moviegoers with Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and now the pioneering comedy absurdists are planning on commemorating the occasion at the Tribeca Film Festival. All five surviving members of the troupe will be in attendance to say "Ni!" at a special screening of the movie at New York City's Beacon Theatre on April 24th.
The festival, which takes place April 15th - 26th, will also premiere a new Python documentary, Monty Python: The Meaning of Live, »
“Monty Python — The Meaning of Live,” a new documentary about the legendary British comedy troupe, will get its international premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and the surviving members will be in attendance, festival officials announced on Wednesday. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin will be reunited in honor of the premiere, which will be accompanied by a 40th anniversary screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” as well as other Python films like “The Meaning of Life” and “Life of Brian.” Also Read: Inside The Wrap’s Sundance 2015 Industry Panel (Photos) Directed by Roger. »
- Joe Otterson
The five surviving members of legendary British comedy troupe Monty Python will reunite in New York this April for a 40th anniversary screening of their Arthurian comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” just added to the lineup of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
Tribeca will also host the international bow of “Monty Python — The Meaning of Live,” Roger Graef and James Rogan’s documentary about the group’s preparations for its 2014 reunion shows at the O2 in London, as well as screenings of Monty Python titles “The Life of Brian” and “The Meaning of Life.”
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin are on tap to appear at the Beacon Theater for the “Holy Grail” event, set for April 24, and some members will be on hand for Q&A sessions following the festival’s screenings of other Python films.
The Python news marks the latest in »
- Gordon Cox
Monty Python fans should mark their calendars for the final weekend of year's Tribeca Film Festival, which will feature several screenings to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. That film will screen at New York's Beacon Theatre on Friday, April 24, with the five surviving members of the comedy group (John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) in attendance. Tickets for that event will go on sale on March 23 at tribecafilm.com. “It is hard to believe that Holy Grail was first shown 40 years ago,” Paula Weinstein, evp,
- Hilary Lewis
New York, NY [March 11, 2015] – The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (Tff), presented by At&T, today announced a special celebration to mark the 40th Anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail including a special screening of the film and the international premiere of the documentary Monty Python - The Meaning of Live directed by Roger Graef and James Rogan. In honor of the anniversary the Festival will also host special screenings of classic Python films Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life. The five surviving members of the legendary comedy group, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin, will come together for the special presentation of Monty Python and The Holy Grail, which will screen on Friday April 24 at The Beacon »
- Pietro Filipponi
Pre-YouTube, fandom was a hard-earned thing. It took research, dedication and enough patience to hover over the family video player’s ‘record’ button for an entire episode of TV-am in anticipation of six minutes with Sylvester McCoy. Six minutes in which the Seventh Doctor would be polled if he was a cat or dog person and then asked to taste a lemon roulade.
Scarcity bred desire in those days, so we took what we could get from our heroes of yore, even if that meant watching Hammer Horror legend Ingrid Pitt make a chocolate mousse, or the aforementioned McCoy attempt to answer fan questions above the hubbub of a Nottingham swimming pool complex. The collision of geek icons and UK daytime magazine shows was sometimes illuminating, sometimes excruciating, »
If BAFTA could hand out an award for oddest movie, it would surely be won by The Boxtrolls, which is the latest animated offering from Laika, producers of Coraline and Paranorman. This tale of a society dictated by cheese and overrun by cardboard-wearing creatures was in the running for Best Animated Film.
We spoke to directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable to chew the fat, or at least the rind, over what went into the making of this eccentric chapter in the history of stop motion animation. I’m a huge fan of the medium – my Dad used to be such an animator back in the day – and I was interested to hear what the pair had to say about the project, which appears defiantly old-fashioned in this age of CGI…
Thn: There’s a British flavour to the film, coming from the source novel (Here Be Monsters by Alan »
- Steve Palace
UK cinema in 2015 has plenty to recommend it. Here are 36 UK films of all genres to look forward to this year…
Dig past the litterfall of Kray Brothers biopics and tales of nubile teens on camping trips gone wrong, and you’ll unearth plenty for the UK film industry to boast about in 2015. From sci-fi romps and thrillers like Robot Overlords and Ex Machina to dramas like High-Rise, comedies like War On Everyone, spy flicks like Spectre and kids’ films like Bill, there’s no shortage of inventive, highly promising cinema coming from these isles.
We’ve included a few choice co-productions in 2015’s pick of the year’s most interesting-looking pictures, which bolsters our list in both size and breadth (and mostly means we Brits can claim partial credit for ace-sounding dystopian flick The Lobster).
In alphabetical order then, here are the 36 UK (or UK-ish) movies we’re excited about seeing this year… »
12 items from 2015
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