Monty Python's Life Of Brian

After all these years, the pungency of this satire about the perils of mass miscommunication hasn't dissipated.


Monty Python's Life Of Brian

Film will be preceded by a short film (7 min) and Q&A with:
Moderator: Martin Lewis
Guest: John Goldstone

And following the film, a Q&A with:
Moderator: Martin Lewis
Guest: John Altman

Monty Python delivers the group's sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood's biblical epics. Set in 33 A.D. Judea, where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe them. At its center is Brian Cohen, born in Bethlehem in a stable next door to another stable. By a series of absurd circumstances, Brian is caught up in the new religion and reluctantly mistaken for the promised messiah, providing ample opportunity for the entire ensemble (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) to shine in multiple roles as they question everyone and everything from ex-lepers, haggling revolutionaries, crazy prophets, religious fanatics, Roman centurions, Pontius Pilate and crucifixion. It turns out that Brian was
not the messiah. He was a very naughty boy.

Format: Blu-ray
Terry Jones
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
Ty Burr, Boston Globe

"No God and no religion can survive ridicule," wrote Mark Twain, but for once the sage of Hannibal was wrong. How else could the church and decades of pompous Hollywood religious epics survive the thwacking given them in 1979 by "Monty Python's Life of Brian"? Here we are 25 years later, Mel Gibson ...

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