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It’s... Monty Python at 50

Monty Python’s Life of Brian

+ intro by Andre Jacquemin and John Altman

An extreme case of mistaken identity turns Brian into a saviour. Or not.

Image from Monty Python’s Life of Brian

UK 1979
Dir Terry Jones
With John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
Certificate 15

‘He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy’: Brian Cohen spends his life being mistaken for the Messiah due to a series of coincidences that are seized upon by a fanatical group of followers. This controversial religious satire was unseen in various parts of the world (including certain UK counties) for many years, but its endlessly quotable lines and irreverent humour make it a comedy classic.

+ Away From It All
UK 1979. Dirs John Cleese, Clare Taylor. 13min.
The Pythonesque extra that originally accompanied the Life of Brian release.

This screening will be introduced by Andre Jacquemin, Python sound designer & co-composer of songs such as ‘The Brian Song,’ and John Altman, Python musical collaborator, arranger/conductor and whistler on ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’.

The screening on Fri 6 Sep will be introduced by editor Julian Doyle. See another screening of this film.


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