Monty Python and the Holy Grail 15

BUY TICKETS 8pm Thursday 27 December

DIRECTORS Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
CAST Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin

A special quote-along screening of the timeless British comedy classic, presented by the Saffron Walden Young Film Programmers’ Group.

The first feature film from the legendary Monty Python group takes us on a medieval quest in England, circa 932 AD. Wise-cracking and sublimely irreverent, this comedy will bring laughter (and coconuts!) to our lives when we most need a dose of anarchic Python silliness. Endlessly quotable and quintessentially British.
Quote-along screening – feel free to dress up.
(1975 UK 87 mins)

Everything, from Marxist rhetoric to scientific observations to religious doctrine, takes a beating. Most comedies saturate the audience with gags and jokes in the hope that one-third to one-half of the material might be funny. But, in The Holy Grail, there’s hardly an attempt at humor that fails. That’s a rare claim for any movie to make, but, even when a viewer isn’t laughing aloud at this film, he or she will almost certainly appreciate the incisive intelligence evident in the Pythons’ approach. The quality of the humor – irreverent, smart, and challenging – is one of the things that differentiates Monty Python and the Holy Grail from so many other motion picture comedies.  James Berardinelli, ReelViews

Screened with the support of the Independent Cinema Office and BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.


BBFC advice: Contains moderate sex references and comic violence

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