The celebration will include a special screening of the film April 24 at the Beacon Theatre. The five surviving members of the comedy group, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, will come together for the presentation. Tickets go on sale on March 23 at www.tribecafilm.com.
The 1975 film served as the basis for the Tony-winning musical Spamalot which has a book by Idle and music by John Du Prez. The late Mike Nichols directed the production, which won three 2005 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The upcoming Festival will also boast the international premiere of the documentary "Monty Python--The Meaning of Live," directed by Roger Graef and James Rogan.
The feature-length documentary, according to press notes, "offers unprecedented access to the preparations and staging of the Pythons’ 2014 reunion shows at The O2 in London and gives a fascinating insight into the personalities, relationships, and circumstances that made the Pythons into a global phenomenon." The documentary will premiere April 25.
Special screenings of "Monty Python’s Life of Brian" and "Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life" will also be offered April 25 and 26, respectively. Each film presentation will be followed by a Q&A with some of the members of Monty Python.