ON SCREEN // HOP FILM
Monty Python and The Holy Grail
Knights, grab your coconuts for this digitally restored comic masterpiece. There’s nothing more to say, except “Ni!”
Knights, grab your coconuts! And prepare yourself for a very silly quest where you will face communist peasants, the Knights of Ni, unladen swallows, witches, historians, the Old Man from Scene 24 and two doses of ferocious French taunting.
It’s Square Pegs at the Round Table as England’s zaniest humorists take on the Middle Ages and convert Arthurian legend into uncontrollable lunacy! Python’s $250,000 epic, now digitally restored (and there was much rejoicing…yaaay…) features Graham Chapman as King Arthur, Terry Gilliam as his trusty servant Patsy, Michael Palin as Sir Galahad the Pure, John Cleese as Sir Lancelot the Brave and Eric Idle as Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir-Lancelot.
And if you’ve never seen this comic masterpiece, you’re in for a very special treat.
D: Terry Gilliam, UK, 1975, 1h31m
After playing the gorgeously restored Back to the Future this past summer and feeling the infectious energy in the theater, we couldn’t resist programming another classic comedy for family fun. We believe that a movie theater is a great place for youngsters to learn the ins-and-outs of audience etiquette—even a delightfully outrageous film like this one, full of ham and jam and spam-a-lot.
—Sydney and Johanna, Hop Film