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Sedona Film Festival presents ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ Singalong

This is the first time “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” has been screened as a singalong event to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary, giving audiences the opportunity to sing along with the Knights of the Round Table.
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This is the first time “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” has been screened as a singalong event to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary, giving audiences the opportunity to sing along with the Knights of the Round Table.

The Sedona International Film Festival is presenting a very special event: The “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” Singalong showing twice on Monday, May 16, at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The event is in honor and celebration of the 40th anniversary of this iconic classic comedy.

This is the first time “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” has been screened like this, giving audiences the opportunity to sing along with the Knights of the Round Table. Patrons can even costume-up for the screening (if they wish) with vocal chords primed for an epic singalong! Coconuts will even be available while supplies last!

The film has been digitally remastered to high definition plus will include a new Terry Gilliam feature: The Lost Animations.

Monty Python is on a medieval quest in their first feature film “Monty Python and The Holy Grail.”

England 932 A.D and King Arthur (Graham Chapman) accompanied by his trusty servant Patsy (Terry Gilliam) is seeking Knights to join his Round Table at Camelot. Arthur confronts two guards preoccupied with swallows, argues with a group of constitutional peasants, challenges a Black Knight who comes apart at the seams and witnesses the outing of a witch before enrolling his first knight, Bedevere the Wise (Terry Jones). Other knights follow: Sir Lancelot the Brave (John Cleese), Sir Galahad the Pure (Michael Palin) and the not-quite-so-brave Sir Robin (Eric Idle).

Avoiding the singing dancers of Camelot, Arthur and his Knights are inspired by God to quest together for the Holy Grail. But taunted and humiliated by the French, they decide go their separate ways.

Sir Robin is confronted by a Three-Headed Knight, Sir Lancelot hacks his way through a wedding to save a damsel in distress, Arthur and Bedevere, warned by a Soothsayer, meet the shrubbery loving Knights of Ni while Sir Galahad almost falls to the temptation of the virgins of Castle Anthrax. The Knights join up again and after an arduous journey encounter Tim the Enchanter, who leads them to the cave, guarded by a foul creature, wherein an ancient inscription reveals the whereabouts of the Grail. The Bridge of Death claims its victims and only Arthur and Bedevere reach the final resting place of the Holy Grail, only to be thwarted by old adversaries.

Experience this classic comedy like you’ve never experienced it before — by being part of the show and singing along with the Knights of the Round Table!

“Monty Python and the Holy Grail” Singalong event will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Monday, May 16, at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Highway 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

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