“I do not mean to pry, but you don’t by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?”
So says Inigo Montoya in one of the lesser-known but still salient quotes from 1987’s universally beloved film: The Princess Bride. Fans of the film can quote their hearts out for several viewings this month when SIFF Presents The Princess Bride Quote Along.
The show premieres with three performances this weekend, starting on Friday, December 16 at 7pm at SIFF Film Center. You can catch a final show the day after Christmas on Monday, December 26.
Doubtless you know much of this by now, but here are some details anyway. Cary Elwes and Robin Wright star as Westley and Princess Buttercup, star-crossed lovers who must make their way back to each other through a fairy-tale landscape. Along the way, iconic characters Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin), Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) and Fezzik (Andre the Giant) join the quest, with the evil Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) out to foil them.
The SIFF theater experience will include free inflatable swords, subtitles for all the best lines and—R.O.U.S. (Rodents of Unusual Size) let loose in the theater? You’ll have to see it for yourself to see just how SIFF executes that bit of fun.
Visit SIFF.net for showtimes and more details.
The Princess Bride Quote Along
When: Friday, December 16-18, 7pm and Monday, December 26, 6pm
Where: SIFF Film Center (305 Harrison St)
Tickets are $15 or $10 for SIFF members