Monty Python film to be shown after a 30 year ban by a Welsh town!
A WELSH town which banned the classic Monty Python movie Life of Brian 30 years ago has decided to screen it later this month, the mayor said - and two of the original Pythons will attend.
Michael Palin and Terry Jones are expected to travel to Aberystwyth, west Wales, for the screening on March 28 after being invited by mayor Sue Jones-Davies — herself a star of the film, having played Brian’s girlfriend.
It is thought the 1979 comedy, which critics said was blasphemous for telling the story of a Jewish man who is mistaken for Jesus and crucified, was banned by a committee of Church leaders in the town.
Life of Brian is now viewed as a classic and includes oft-quoted lines such as Brian’s mother’s quip on her son: “He’s not the messiah — he’s a very naughty boy”, as well as the jaunty song “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”, sung by Eric Idle as he and Brian are nailed to crosses at the end.
No one thought to revoke the ban because few people realised it still stood, until last year. Jones-Davies vowed to fight for the film, and has organised the one-off screening for charity at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.