Sunday, June 15, 2008

Monty Python website features The Seventh Python

Pythonline, the official website and news source for fans of Monty Python, is featuring a major item on The Seventh Python, the new movie about Python associate, Bonzo and Rutle Neil Innes, produced by our pals at Frozen Pictures and premiering June 26th as the opening selection of the ninth Mods & Rockers Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.


Mods & Rockers festival number 9 opens on Thursday June 26 at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre with the World Premiere of the full-length documentary “The Seventh Python.” The film is a portrait of Neil Innes – who since his film debut in the Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” in 1967 has been a major presence as a comedic composer and performer with Monty Python, The Rutles (the spoof Beatles band he created with Eric Idle) and originally with the cult British group – the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. The film features all five of the surviving Monty Python members – John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam – who in a nod to the expression “the Fifth Beatle” – have dubbed Neil Innes as “The Seventh Python”. Innes will be present for the World Premiere and will partake in a conversation about his career with Festival producer Martin Lewis.

(Innes and Lewis are old friends and collaborators. They worked together on Lewis’ “Secret Policeman’s Ball” shows in the 1970s and 1980s – and Lewis instigated and produced Innes’ Rutles reunion album “Archaeology” in 1996.)

The festival’s second night – Friday June 27th - sees a first – the first-ever concert presented inside the historic Egyptian Theatre as part of the Mods & Rockers Festival. Neil Innes will return to the theatre to present a very rare solo concert – his first L.A. live appearance in several years. He will perform songs drawn from his entire 40-year canon – including Bonzo Dog Band, Monty Python and Rutles material – and from his extensive solo catalogue.

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