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New Documentary about George Harrison's Boutique Movie Studio!
Celebrate 40th Anniversary of HandMade Films!
See Rare Michael Palin & Terry Gilliam!
Enjoy Python Rarities!
Q&A with the Filmmakers!

Thursday October 10, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Fine Arts Theatre, Beverly Hills


(2019, 94 mins, Bill & Ben Productions, Directed by Bill Jones, Ben Timlett & Kim Leggatt)

"An Accidental Studio" is the new feature-length documentary that charts the creation of the ground-breaking British film studio, HandMade Films. Featuring never-before-seen interviews with the key players, the documentary captures an extraordinary moment in film history through the eyes of the filmmakers and actors as well as the man who started it all, former Beatle and music legend George Harrison. With unreleased archive interviews and footage with Harrison, new and exclusive interviews with Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant and Neil Jordan plus unseen interview footage with Bob Hoskins - "An Accidental Studio" explores HandMade's baptism of fire and the risks it took in producing uniquely-crafted, intelligent films.


(2019, 15 mins, Bill & Ben Productions, Directed by Bill Jones & Ben Timlett)

There was recently a private screening in London of "An Accidental Studio". Attending the screening were three key figures featured in the documentary - who were closely involved in HandMade Films. Director Terry Gilliam, writer/actor Michael Palin and the friend who George Harrison appointed to oversee the studio for him - Ray Cooper. After the screening they sat down for a conversation with comedic actor Sanjeev Bhaskar. This exclusive program presents 15 minutes of post-screening insights and humorous recollections - triggered by watching the film - that had not been featured in the 90-minute documentary. It is truly Two Live Pythons! - Live (well... on tape!) from London!

Today's Stars!

Ray CooperGeorge Harrison

On-Screen Participants:
Sanjeev BhaskarMichael CaineJohn CleeseTerry GilliamRichard E. GrantBob HoskinsTerry JonesNeil JordanJoanna LumleyHelen MirrenMichael PalinBruce RobinsonCathy TysonBrenda Vaccaro

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