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(Message started by: Kevin Cryan on Today at 11:24)

Title: The Mermaid Frolics
Post by Kevin Cryan on Today at 11:24
The Film Society of New York’s Lincoln Center (http://new.lincolncenter.org/live/) is celebratting the 30th anniversary of Amnesty International’s comedy and rock benefits with a very full programme called  “The Secret Policeman’s Film Festival”.    

Among the items being shown is The Mermaid Frolics (1977) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397088/fullcredits#cast) the television special featuring Amnesty’s 1977 stage show directed by Monty Python’s Terry Jones, and featuring John Cleese, Connie Booth,  Jonathan Miller, Peter Cook, Terry Jones, Peter Ustinov, Sue Jones-Davies, Julie Covington and, last but not least, Pete Atkin. (Showing  times: Fri Jun 26: 2:00pm Sat Jun 27: 5.00pm)


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The Secret Policeman’s Film Festival

A national event, the festival is also taking place in Los Angeles at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre and The Paley Center for Media and will continue in New York - from July 1 to July 31 - also at The Paley Center for Media
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Kevin Cryan

Additional information:

Also in the programme is Pleasure at Her Majesty’s Roger Graef and Jonathan Miller, UK , 1976; 101m

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This first Amnesty International benefit show and progenitor of The Secret Policeman’s Ball was instigated by John Cleese, who rounded up his friends from Monty Python and other Brit-com luminaries including Peter Cook, Eleanor Bron, Neil Innes, and Dame Edna for an historic gathering of “greatest hits” performances. Beyond The Fringe’s Jonathan Miller and verite director Roger Graef capture the live stage show, as well as the preparations, rehearsals, and between-the-skits dressing room banter.


http://www.secretpolicemansball.com/images/secret-policeman-small-top.jpg

The Secret Policeman’s Ball Film Festival (http://www.secretpolicemansball.com/alpha.html) full programme.




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