The “secret” is out: for six glorious days in late June, the Film Society will be host to The Secret Policeman’s Film Festival. To the uninitiated, that’s a collection of benefit shows, made in Britain on behalf Amnesty International, that feature the leading lights of comedy and rock in the service of a good cause. These concert specials, many of them never screened in the States before, and unavailable on DVD or VHS, feature live renderings of some of Monty Python’s best bits. To wit:
We know all you Python fans out there will be positively swooning over this chance to immerse yourselves in so much comedy gold, and so we wanted to invite you to be a part of the fun. Show us your best interpretation of a classic Python sketch in a video of under five minutes and you could win the V.I.P. treatment during this rare line-up:
A pair of series passes to see any FIVE of these great films over six days, complimentary popcorn and soda, and ultimate bragging rights.
To play the “Show us your Python” video contest:
1. Create a video interpretation of a classic Python sketch in less than five minutes. For inspiration, see above. Act it out, animate vegetables, have fun with it. Creativity and originality are the most important criteria.
2. Upload your video to our YouTube Group.
3. Videos must be received by midnight E.S.T. on Tuesday, June 23rd.
4. Winner will be announced on the filmlinc blog on June 24th.
Videos will be judged on creativity, originality and humorousness ONLY. You do not have to be a technical genius for this one, or even own a nice camera or fancy editing software. A single set-up will suffice.