With a tagline like A motion picture destined to offend nearly two thirds of the civilized world. And severely annoy the other third, anyone unfamiliar with the dry, British humor of Monty Python should get a pretty good idea of what theyre in for. Released in 1979, the story follows Brian, a hapless resident of Jerusalem who inadvertently (and rather unwillingly) become the messiah and savior of the people. Life of Brian is a slap-stick look at the foundation and possible flaws of religionif you chose to look at it that way. However, it may be more amusing to see it simply as a ridiculous, cheeky comedythe kind that only Monty Python can pull off.
Wed., Sept. 9, 6 p.m., 2009