‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary at Tribeca Film Festival

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (Image Credit: Sony Pictures)

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (Image Credit: Sony Pictures)

One of the greatest comedies ever made will be honored at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. In addition to hosting a special screening of the cult classic comedy, Tribeca Film Festival will feature the international premiere of the documentary Monty Python – The Meaning of Live.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of the most quotable films of all time. If you’ve neglected to watch this comedy, I suggest you make immediate arrangements to do so. The parody film was even adapted into a musical, titled Spamalot. The original Broadway production, directed by legendary film and theater director Mike Nichols, won three Tony Awards including Best Musical. The five surviving members of Monty Python will present the special screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail on April 24 at The Beacon Theatre.

The comedy group Monty Python made several hilarious films after the success of their sketch comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The absurdist comedy troupe consisted of Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. The influence of their innovative style on Western comedy prevails even today.

Monty Python – The Meaning of Live is a feature length documentary directed by Roger Graef and James Rogan. The film explores the history of the surreal comedy group and their rise to international fame. The documentary also follows the members of Monty Python as they prepare for their final live reunion show in London.

The festival will also hold special screenings of Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life and Monty Python’s Life of Brian. This makes the Tribeca Film Festival the can’t-miss event of the year for Monty Python fans. The festival will take place April 15-26 in downtown Manhattan. Tickets for the screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail at the Tribeca Film Festival are available now.

 

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