Running time 1h 34min | Directed by Terry Jones | UK | Comedy
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Monty Python’s Life of Brian with a one night only screening and commemorative swag pack, available in theaters only on Thursday, April 18!
Judea in 33 A.D. is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs, and followers willing to believe in them, while the exasperated Romans are trying to impose some order. At its centre is Brian Cohen, a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd circumstances. There is ample opportunity for the entire Monty Python 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, Pontius Pilate, and the art of haggling, to revolutionaries, crazy prophets, religious fanaticism, Roman centurions, and crucifixion.
Highly controversial upon its original release and banned in several countries, the film is now frequently ranked among the greatest comedy features of all time by magazines and media outlets around the world. As Gilliam says, “It rips bare and makes you laugh at the world we’ve created for ourselves.”