Casey Engelbrecht has served as Director of Operations at the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema/Sidewalk Film Festival since 2021. In this role, she is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring the day-to-day operations of Sidewalk Film. Casey has previously worked as Sidewalk’s Marketing Manager, Marketing Assistant, Marketing Intern, and occasionally she’s served as a bartender at the Cinema bar. She holds an A.S. in Business from Jefferson State Community College and a B.S. in Digital Marketing from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

Casey’s Staff Pick, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, is presented during Women in Film Week as an example of a film that does not pass the Bechdel Test among a lineup of many films that do. The Bechdel test is a measure of the representation of women in film and other forms of fiction. To pass, the work must feature at least two women who speak to each other about something other than a man. This film is intended to be an example of a film that severely fails the Bechdel test but still can provide a pivotal film experience for a young woman. 

When asked why she chose this particular film, Casey said “Monty Python and the Holy Grail is essentially a collection of absurd comedic sketches that held a pivotal role in the development of my sense of humor. With the growing popularity of short-form content and the ever-shortening attention span of myself and many others within my generation, this film was destined to take up residency in my brain just from the sheer silliness…it still affects my personality to this day.”

“I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!”  – French knight to King Arthur

Catch Monty Python and the Holy Grail March 8-9th during Sidewalk’s Women in Film Week. Tickets are on sale now at sidewalkfest.com/tickets.

August 19-25, 2024

Sidewalk Film Festival

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