To kick the new year off… in a very silly way mind you, SAVE THE ELKS! will be hosting a Monty Python film festival. Each feature will have its own weekend in January and we’ll be pairing them with lots of fun events and festivities. Tickets are available for each film or you can purchase a ticket to the full festival.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Starts January 12, 2013
1975 – UK – 1 hr 31 min – d. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones – in English – 35mm
The Python troupe hit the big time with this cult British classic, depicting the silliness of medieval adventure. King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his companion Patsy embark on a quest for the Holy Grail, only to be confronted by stubborn knights, killer rabbits, and bridge trolls. Guffaws abound in this endlessly silly comedy that’s become a worldwide sensation.
Monty Python’s The Life of Brian
Starts January 19, 2013
1979 – UK – 1 hr 34 min – d. Terry Jones – in English – 35mm
Python’s follow-up to Holy Grail is a satire on religion and politics and one of the more controversial films of the 1970s—banned in several areas of Europe. Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman) lives his entire life being mistaken for Jesus Christ and praised as a messiah. Filled with biting wit from beginning to end, Life of Brian remains a poignant and silly entertainment even thirty years after its release.
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
Starts January 26, 2013
1983 – UK – 1 hr 47 min – d. Terry Jones – in English – 35mm
The troupe’s third major feature abandons their previous attempts at narrative plot in favor of their hit TV show’s sketch comedy. Detailing the important stages of human life, the Python troupe blasts their way from one joke—not to mention a musical number—to the next. Director Terry Gilliam lends a memorably witty short prior to the start of the feature.
|Holy Grail||January 11th||January 12||January 13|
|Life of Brian||January 18th||January 19th||January 20th|
|Meaning of Life||January 25th||January 26th||January 27th|