I really hate that we didn’t post a better heads-up for HBO’s Maurice Sendak documentary last week. (I’ll try to do better when it’s re-broadcast Oct. 30th, if somebody can remember to remind me to post a reminder.) We’ll try to do more alerts for relevant movie-related programming on TV. Keep an eye out, and help make suggestions, ok?
Tonight on IFC begins a 6-part history of Monty Python, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the original Flying Circus. EW’s Ken Tucker says:
Monty Python: Almost The Truth (The Lawyer‚Äôs Cut) begins a six-night run this evening on IFC, and if you‚Äôve even so much as giggled a bit at a Monty Python sketch, you really have to commit to all six hours.
I started watching expecting to scan through the stuff that‚Äôs usually boring in these sorts of documentaries ‚Äî the trudge through everyone‚Äôs childhood; the descent into repetition and post-Python career attempts. Instead, I was enthralled from the opening moments onward, amazed by the frankness of nearly everyone involved.
Episode 1 starts in my time zone in about 45 minutes, and repeats at midnight ET, 9 PT. Not much advance notice, I know, but maybe enough to tip off a few of you.