Due to predicted weather conditions, this evening’s Sundown Cinema screening of Monty Python’s Life of Brian will now take place in the Foyle Studio.
We’re screening the classic Monty Python film as part of MAC’s current season of controversial film and television Down With This Sort Of Thing. Life of Brian was banned in several countries and by a number local authorities in the UK for its supposedly blasphemous content.
The story follows poor Brian Cohen (Chapman), a Jewish anti-Roman activist mistaken for the Messiah through a series of unfortunate coincidences (he was, for example, born in the manger next door to that more famous stable) and near-constant misunderstandings and exaggerations by his growing band of clueless followers – all of which provide ample opportunity for the entire Monty Python ensemble to question everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate and the art of haggling, to revolutionaries, fanatics, Roman centurions and crucifixion.
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