Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
BFI Comedy Genius at The Regal.
We’re delighted that this screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail is part of the BFI Comedy Genius season – the UK’s greatest ever celebration of film and TV comedy.
To help you get the most out of the evening, the film will be introduced by the talented local comedian Andrew White from the Fordingbridge Comedy Club, informative and amusing programme notes will be provided, and expect appropriate decorations and drinks! Best of all, we know finances feel a little stretched after Christmas so, tickets are only £5!
The first feature film of the legendary Monty Python group is a comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation.
Having recruited a band of wise, brave, pure and not-quite-so-brave lords, Arthur and his entourage avoid the silliness of Camelot and encounter God in a wondrous vision. He sets the band of heroes on a noble quest: to find the Holy Grail.
They face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.
“Timelessly brilliant” – The Guardian ★★★★★
“A veritable facroy of memorable quotes and scenes” – EMPIRE ★★★★★