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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
Monty Python is coming to New York this April! According to a report over at Variety the five remaining members of the British comedy troupe, Palin, Cleese, Jones, Gilliam and Idle, are getting together for a 40th anniversary screening of their seminal comedy cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Tribeca is also screening the international premiere of Monty Python - The Meaning of Live, the documentary about the troupe's reunion shows at the O2 last year, as well as screenings of The Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. The Holy Grail screening is scheduled for April 24th. Now. All I need is a bus ticket and a couch to crash on that weekend. Any takers? ...
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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
The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival will bring back the remaining members of Brit comedy troupe Monty Python to mark the 40th anniversary of its classic feature Monty Python and the Holy Grail. There will be a special screening of the film April 24 at the Beacon Theatre, and the fest will premiere the documentary Monty Python – The Meaning of Live directed by Roger Graef and James Rogan. There will also be screenings of Monty Python's Life of Brian and Monty Python's The Meanin… »
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.
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- 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
Pop quiz – what is Terry Gilliam’s earliest credited work on a feature film? If you guessed anything “Monty Python” related, you’re actually a tad off. A year before “Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus,” and five years before “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the actor/writer/director/everything man proved just how much of a film factotum he really is. Though he’d been working in TV since the late '60s, Gilliam’s first feature credit came in 1970 in the form of title designer for “Cry of the Banshee.” If you’re thinking, “Cry of the what?” you’re probably not alone. At all. Directed by Gordon Hessler — whose credits also include “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park” and twelve episodes of “CHiPs” — the film stars Vincent Price as Lord Edward Whitman, an evil Elizabethan nobleman who tries to exterminate an entire coven of witches. (An »
- Zach Hollwedel
Sometimes, you know with one shot, one line, one choice. With "Seventh Son," it happened for me the moment Jeff Bridges opened his mouth. He's made a choice here that takes him further down that Rooster Cogburny RIPDy road with that gravel voice mush mouth thing, and it's genuinely ill-advised. It is embarrassing. It's like someone's grandfather wandered onto the set, and no one has the heart to tell him he's not in the movie. He is Grandalf. And it does not work. Now, if everything else about "Seventh Son" was exemplary, there's a chance it wouldn't matter, or there's a chance it might make the Bridges performance somehow work better in context. But this is tone-deaf train crash from start to finish, cast poorly, shot in a way that might as well include title cards reading "Meanwhile, On A Soundstage" at the start of some scenes, and packed with »
- Drew McWeeny
A publicity still from Hard to be a God
If you, like many, have been waiting so many years for Soviet/Russian master Aleksei German to finish what, upon the director's passing in 2013, has ended up being his final film (with finishing touches by his wife and co-writer Svetlana Karmalita and his son Aleksei German Jr.), you will have to embrace muck. You will have to swim in shit, slather yourself with grime, dirt, and water, enrobe yourself in filthy fog, feel roughened leather, splintered wood, caked and hardened cloth, rusted and creaky iron armor; you will have to embrace the damp, dank, dirty opus of cinema that is Hard to Be a God. It is cinematic texture taken to an extreme.
Based on a 1964 novel by the Strugatsky brothers (literary sources for Tarkovsky's Stalker and Aleksandr Sokurov's Day of Eclipse, among other adaptations), its barely science fiction premise »
- Daniel Kasman
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13 items from 2015
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