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OU PARENTS WEEKEND: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Writer(s): Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Running Time: 91 minutes
Rating: PG

We’re celebrating OU Parents weekend with a showing of MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, a classic comedy sure to have your parents in stitches.

From its opening multi-language titles (that sure looks like Swedish) to the closing arrest of the entire Dark Ages cast by modern-day bobbies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail helped to define “irreverence” and became an instant cult classic. This time the Pythonites savage the legend of King Arthur, juxtaposing some excellently selected exterior locations with an unending stream of anachronistic one-liners, non sequiturs, and slapstick set pieces. The Knights of the Round Table set off in search of the Holy Grail on foot, as their lackeys make clippety-clop sounds with coconut shells.

Show Times: Parents weekend, Sept. 20-22; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:00 P.M., with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00 P.M.