Monty Python's Life of Brian
Presented by The Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County

Monty Python's Life of Brian

Ages 17+
Monty Python delivers a scathing satire of Hollywood's depiction of all things biblical with their 1979 feature film, Life of Brian.

The Humanist and Freethinkers of Fairfield County will host a group discussion after the film.

Returning to cinemas for it’s 40th Anniversary, in glorious standard definition and mono-sound, Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of Hollywood's depiction of all things biblical with their 1979 feature film, Life of Brian. Highly controversial upon its original release and banned in several countries, the film is now frequently ranked as the greatest comedy feature of all time by magazines and media outlets around the world. As Monty Python member Terry Gilliam says, “It rips bare and makes you laugh at the world we’ve created for ourselves.” Set in 33 A.D. Judea, where exasperated Romans are trying to impose some order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe in them. At its centre is Brian Cohen, a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd circumstances providing 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.

Venue Information:
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT, 06605