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Python 50th Anniversary Celebrated With Double-Bill!
The Surviving Pythons Reunite In Two Pythonic Films!
Also See Several Python Rarities!
Q&A with the Filmmakers!

Saturday October 12, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Fine Arts Theatre, Beverly Hills


(2015, 86 mins, Bill & Ben Productions/Atlas Distribution, Directed by Terry Jones)

This 2015 sci-fi comedy film directed by Monty Python's Terry Jones, stars Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Eddie Izzard and Joanna Lumley. With voices provided by John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones - and Python-mega-fan Robin Williams in his final film role. It was the first film to feature all the living Monty Python members since 1983's "Meaning of Life." A "Galactic Council" of eccentric aliens - voiced by the Pythons - confer a single human being on Planet Earth (played by Simon Pegg) with the power to do "absolutely anything", as an experiment. Inevitably - wild hilarity ensues!


(2013, 85 mins, Bill & Ben Productions/Brainstorm Media, Directed by Bill Jones, Ben Timlett & Jeff Simpson)

"A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman" - to give it its full title - is an animated comedy film that portrays the life of Monty Python member Graham Chapman in hilarious fashion. The film is loosely based on Chapman's book of the same name. Four of the surviving Pythons contributed multiple voices to the film. As do Python gal Carol Cleveland and Stephen Fry. And Cameron Diaz portrays Sigmund Freud! The film uses Chapman's own voice—from a reading of his autobiography made shortly before his untimely 1989 death. The film brings together the work of fourteen different animation studios, each conveying a chapter of Chapman's life in a different style - evoking other episodic animated films such as "Fantasia" and "Allegro Non Troppo". The polyglot mixture of styles perfectly captures the wildly entertaining essence of the madcap Chapman.

Today's Stars!

On-Screen Participants:
Kate BeckinsaleSanjeev BhaskarGraham ChapmanJohn CleeseCarol ClevelandCameron DiazStephen FryTerry GilliamEric IdleEddie IzzardTerry JonesJoanna LumleyMichael PalinSimon PeggRobin Williams

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