Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Preview: LA Times on Seventh Python premiere

Tomorrow's edition of the LA Times announces the June 26th world premiere of The Seventh Python, the film from our pals at Frozen Pictures about Monty Python collaborator, Rutle and Bonzo Dog Neil Innes as the opening selection of the Mods & Rockers Film Festival in Hollywood. In keeping with Neil's artistic integrity and forty-year campaign to sidestep celebrity and fame, the typesetters left his name out of the lede!

We're sure they'll fix it by tomorrow... but meanwhile, it's a good collectors' item.

Here's the story:

Mods & Rockers Film Festival in Hollywood opens June 26

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
June 12, 2008

The ninth Mods & Rockers Film Festival opens June 26 in Hollywood with the world premiere of "The Seventh Python," a look at the life and music of longtime Monty Python associate, former Bonzo Dog Band member and Rutles singer and songwriter .

The following night, Innes will play a solo concert in the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre, where the festival's mix of new and classic music-centric films will be run. "The Seventh Python" references Innes' close working and personal relationship with the six members of the British comedy troupe. The opening-night program also will include the first public screening of the film of the Bonzo Dog Band's 40th anniversary concert.

"I've always thought Neil Innes is the embodiment of the two finest aspects of the culture of the last 40 years: the music and the humor," festival organizer Martin Lewis said Wednesday. "It's still astonishing to me how few people know about him. There's no point in having a film festival if you can't use it to promote the people who are truly worthy of it."

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