Monty Python and the Holy Grail


Gold Medal Park Mon, Sep 14, 2015 7:30 PM
Film Info
English Title:Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Release Year:1975
Runtime:91 min
Type:Feature Narrative
Country/Region:United Kingdom
Print Source:Rainbow Releasing
Director:Terry Gilliam
Terry Jones
Producer:Mark Forstater
John Goldstone
Michael White
Cinematographer:Terry Bedford
Editor:John Hackney
Screenwriter:Graham Chapman
John Cleese
Eric Idle
Terry Gilliam
Terry Jones
Michael Palin


Note: Due to the limited viewing area and steep inclines on the hill, no chairs will be permitted at the screening. Also, in accordance with Minneapolis city ordinance, no alcohol will be allowed at all Gold Medal Park screenings.

In the case of rain or extreme wind (gusts of 20 mph or more), this screening will be cancelled. In the case of a cancelled screening, notification will be sent to our e-mailing list, as well as posted on The Film Society's Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Film Society is excited to announce an all new program of outdoor screenings! Join us September 14 at dusk for the inaugural presentation at Gold Medal Park, featuring a 40th anniversary screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the iconic comedy gem by Minneapolis native Terry Gilliam. See it for the first time, or see it again and introduce it to a new generation with this gloriously remastered HD restoration. We'll provide the coconuts. Co-hosted by Cynthia Froid Group and the Paul and Mary Reyelts Foundation.

England 932 A.D and King Arthur (Graham Chapman) accompanied by his trusty servant Patsy (Terry Gilliam) is seeking Knights to join his Round Table at Camelot. Arthur confronts two guards preoccupied with swallows, argues with a group of constitutional peasants, challenges a Black Knight who comes apart at the seams and witnesses the outing of a witch before enrolling his first knight, Bedevere the Wise (Terry Jones). Other knights follow: Sir Lancelot the Brave (John Cleese), Sir Galahad the Pure (Michael Palin) and the not-quite-so-brave Sir Robin (Eric Idle).

Avoiding the singing dancers of Camelot, Arthur and his Knights are inspired by God to quest together for the Holy Grail. But taunted and humiliated by the French, they decide go their separate ways. Sir Robin is confronted by a Three-Headed Knight, Sir Lancelot hacks his way through a wedding to save a damsel in distress, Arthur and Bedevere, warned by a Soothsayer, meet the shrubbery-loving Knights of Ni while Sir Galahad almost falls to the temptation of the virgins of Castle Anthrax.

The Knights join up again and after an arduous journey encounter Tim the Enchanter who leads them to the cave, guarded by a foul creature, wherein an ancient inscription reveals the whereabouts of the Grail. The Bridge of Death claims its victims and only Arthur and Bedevere reach the final resting place of the Holy Grail, only to be thwarted by old adversaries.