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Monty Python members reunite

British comedy troupe Monty Python are reuniting to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their cult classic Monty Python And The Holy Grail.

Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones will come together in New York for a special screening of the 1975 movie at The Beacon Theatre on April 24.

The Tribeca Film Festival will also feature the international premiere of their UK documentary, Monty Python - The Meaning of Live, directed by Roger Graef and James Rogan, which takes fans behind the scenes of their sold out 2014 reunion shows in London, where the troupe performed together for the first time in 30 years.

In addition, festival executives will also stage other one-off screenings of Monty Python's Life of Brian and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life films, with question and answer sessions set to take place after each.

"The Pythons are looking forward to meeting anyone who can remember why we made Monty Python and The Holy Grail," Palin says.

"All we know is that it was a documentary about coconuts that rather lost its way.

"If anyone at Tribeca can explain why we made it and didn't call it Braveheart then our visit to New York will not have been wasted."

AAP

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