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More Balls than You Can Shake a Stick At! Starting Tonight!

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Tonight at 9:30pm The Egyptian Theater will be home for the world premiere of The Secret Policeman's Ball Film Festival, beginning a four-week run covering three decades of comedic and musical performances.

British-born, now local impresario and Mods And Rockers Film Fest curator Martin Lewis likes to present a unique event and give his audience something they haven't seen before. Any man who can get all four members of the Rutles in one place at one time has to have some kind of sway. It's a talent Lewis has had at least since the time he began organizing benefit shows for Amnesty International in 1979.

Lewis and original Secret conspirator Neil Innes will be on hand for Thursday's opening night festivities at the Egyptian, which features the theatrical premieres of three short films revolving around the concert series. Knowing the kind of stuff they have in the vault, we're pretty excited to see Lewis' highlight reel, The Secret Policeman Rocks, which gets its world premiere, along with the US premiere of the 2004 documentary Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball, including commentary from many of the original participants.