Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Directed by Terry Gilliam. UK. 1975. PG. 1 hour 31 minutes. Rainbow. Digital.
Sponsored by Kevin R. Pound
Fri., November 24, 2017 thru Sun., November 26, 2017
Two of our screenings will be the SING-ALONG version of the film: Saturday @ 9:15pm and Sunday @ 3:45pm. The end of November brings many cherished traditions: Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, shopping with the crazed masses on Black Friday, watching parades and football games, and gathering at the Colonial to watch one of the funniest (and most quotable) comedies of all time, Monty Python and the Holy Grail! Perhaps the Pythons’ finest film, this cult classic puts an absurdist spin on the King Arthur legend complete with silly swordplay, horseless horseplay, a killer bunny, and a band of knights who say “Ni.” Written and performed by John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and the late Graham Chapman, Holy Grail also features a hilarious turn by Carol “The Seventh Python” Cleveland and several silly songs courtesy of former Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band member (and soon-to-be Rutle) Neil Innes. Plus, it’s the only film that dares ask the question “What’s the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?” Whether you’re seeing it for the umpteenth time or the first time, Monty Python and the Holy Grail will put a smile on your face and earn a place among your Thanksgiving traditions.