With a special introduction by Sarah Childress
Join us for a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Knights in Armor.
This beloved cult classic replays Arthurian mythology in hilarious absurdist mode. In tenth-century England, King Arthur travels the countryside to find knights who will join him at his Round Table in Camelot. When God sends them on a quest to find the Holy Grail, King Arthur decides the knights should separate and search for the Grail individually. They eventually reunite in hopes that Tim the Enchanter will set them on the right path. Will faith, Tim’s “pointed” guidance, and holy hand grenades be enough to ensure the success of their quest?
PG. 91 minutes.
About Sarah Childress
Dr. Sarah Childress has taught film courses at Vanderbilt University, Bowdoin College, and Belmont University, and introduced films and moderated discussions at the Frist Art Museum, the Belcourt Theatre, the Nashville Film Festival, and Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She helped establish the International Lens film series and produced a film, Música Campesina, which screened at internationally renowned film festivals, including the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Latinbeat festival, the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, and the Mill Valley Film Festival. Her short film Blue Dragon Mussel Wagon was exhibited at the Boston Center for the Arts, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, and Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. Currently, she is partnering with the Belcourt Theatre to develop cinema studies curriculum for high school students.