The film, along with a new documentary will be screened next month at the annual New York festival.
It’s been four decades since Monty Python gave moviegoers an unforgettable laugh, when their first film Monty Python and the Holy Grail hit cinemas in 1975. So of course it's only fitting that the comedy troupe have found the best way possible to celebrate the landmark anniversary, by attending the Tribeca Film Festival for a special screening of the cult classic.
The Python boys are headed to Tribeca
The film will be shown on April 24th at The Beacon Theatre during the annual movie festival which runs from April 15th to 26th in downtown Manhattan. Surviving Python members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin have all been confirmed as making the trip, which will also include the premiere of a new documentary filmed around the group’s reunion shows in London last year.
Directed by Roger Graef and James Rogan, Monty Python - The Meaning of Live chronicles last year’s shows at London's 02 Arena last summer, and features backstage footage, giving an unprecedented look at how the shows came together. The documentary will be first shown on April 26, followed by a Q&A session with the Python members.
"The Pythons are looking forward very much to the Tribeca Film Festival and the chance to meet anyone who can remember why we made Monty Python and The Holy Grail," said cast member Michael Palin in a statement.
"All we know is that it was a documentary about coconuts that rather lost its way. If anyone at Tribeca can explain why we made it and didn't call it Braveheart then our visit to New York will not have been wasted,” Palin continued.
Tickets to the special screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail go on sale on March 23 at the Tribeca Film Festival's website.