Monty Python's Life of Brian 40th Anniversary
This year, Huntington’s renowned Cinema Arts Centre is celebrating Easter a bit differently with a special 40th anniversary screening of Monty Python’s classic comedy Life of Brian.
Uproariously funny - not to mention massively controversial when it was released in 1979 - Life of Brian tells the tale of a mistaken messiah stumbling his way to holiness. The movie’s creation was as much of a story as the film itself - with production financed by George Harrison of the Beatles, and bans on its release across England, Ireland, and Norway. Widely recognized as one of the best comedies of all time, the film showcases the entire Monty Python crew in top form, swapping multiple roles as lepers, prophets, centurions, and messiahs aplenty. If you’ve never seen a Monty Python film before, Life of Brian might be the place to start. If you’re a big fan, the Cinema Arts Centre is definitely the place to go.
Life of Brian is a special one-night-only showing on Thursday, April 18th, at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $16 (less if you’re a member of the Centre) and can be purchased online or at the Centre’s box office. Can’t make it on the 18th, or can’t stand a British accent? Try Cheech & Chong’s counterculture classic Up In Smoke on April 20th, or Ridley Scott’s Alien on the 26th, projected from vintage 35mm film prints.