Reel Eats: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Reel Eats taps into the senses using both cinema and cuisine. Each curated bite is tucked away in different numbered boxes matching key moments in the film, enhancing the narrative in electrifying ways. Come join us for this quarterly film series and experience the silver screen like never before.
6:15PM | Doors open; guests arrive and will be greeted and gather their trays of food
7:00PM | Introduction and event instructions
7:15PM | Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Duration: 1 hr. 31 mins. | Rating: PG)
Tickets: $35 per person
ABOUT THE FILM
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Release dates: June 27, 1975 (Ireland)
Directors: Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
The Empirical Theater seats 300 guests. Due to event logistics, we sell a maximum of 200 tickets to this event so there is no need to arrive extra early to reserve a seat. Doors open at 6:15pm and we aim to begin the event promptly at 7pm.
The tasting menu that accompanies the film consists of 8 food items that average 3 bites. If you would like to purchase beverages or additional food from the Empirical Café prior to the event, please plan on arriving early. The café will be open until 8pm should you wish to get something additional during the movie.
Backyard Wilderness surprises and entertains viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses - in our own backyards! Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior revealing forest and waterway inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy.
We follow Katie, a young girl, and her modern family living next to the woods who are blind to the real-life spectacle around them, absorbed by an array of electronic devices in their busy lives. Katie gradually discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door, and we experience the joy that she finds in her interactions with this new world. The film reminds us that wi-fi is not the only connection that matters and that sometimes in ordinary places, you can uncover extraordinary things – you just need to step outside.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
From The Knights Who Say "Ni":
This is completely different from the Reel Eats show on April 2. No food will be provided. On the other hand, this screening is cheaper and we may give away some posters and coconut halves if you're really good.
When King Arthur leads the gallant Knights of the Round Table on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.
"A marvelously particular kind of lunatic endeavor." Vincent Canby, The New York Times
Duration: 92 mins. | Rating: PG
Reel Science: Animated Shorts Showcase
Apr 10, 2019 | 6:30PM (doors at 6:15PM) | All Ages | Parking Free | Tickets: $7/non-members & $6/OMSI members
6:30PM | Enjoy an exclusive screening of original animated shorts created by local Portland animation studios. All content will be PG-13 and above.
Program will include:
Two Balloons by Mark C. Smith | Two travelers return to a place crossed by stars and clouds where love is at the beginning of everything.
A Rat’s Life by Zak Margolis | Bad dreams are only dreams. Or are they? One rat finds out when confronting a glowing hotdog during a routine fishing expedition.
Armor del Amor by HouseSpecial | From Portland animation studio HouseSpecial and Director Kirk Kelley comes Armor del Amor – a kind of nature "documentary" that follows the mating rituals of Dasypus novemcinctus (nine-banded female armadillo) to discover the dark underbelly of modern mammalian dating.
Animate Everything: An AEPDX Retrospective presented by Jamal Qutub
Raven & Crow by Jotham Porzio | After years of serving as lowly foot soldiers for the Corvidae Family, a powerful east coast crime syndicate, wise-guy Raven convinces his side-kick Crow to strike out on their own and get their hands on a piece of the action. The only problem is, stealing from the Avian Mafia is never a good idea.
Zak Margolis is an artist living in Portland, OR. While primarily an animator, Margolis is drawn to all kinds of different ways of exhibiting his work, sometimes working with live performers, and occasionally performing with the work himself. His intuitive narratives are darkly comical.
Jotham Porzio is an Oregon native who works hard making client animations so he can create cartoons for fun. Character animation is the driving force behind Joth Studio's work and it continues to serve as his primary source of inspiration to produce more commercials, short films and cartoons.
Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience. All ages are welcome.
The Empirical Cafe will be open serving hotdogs, grilled cheese, movie snacks plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
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