Tyler, Tx — The City of Tyler’s Liberty Hall will present Monty Python and the Holy Grail on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7 p.m. at 103 E. Erwin. (Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones and starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle and Michael Palin)
The movie starts out with Arthur, King of the Britons, looking for knights to serve with him at Camelot. He finds many knights including Sir Galahad the Pure, Sir Lancelot the Brave, the Quiet Sir Bedevere, and Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Lancelot. Through satire of certain historical events (like witch trials and the black plague) they find Camelot, but after literally a quick song and dance they decide that they do not want to go there. While walking away, God comes to them from a cloud and tells them to find the Holy Grail. They agree and begin their search.
Little known fact: the knights were originally going to ride real horses, until it became clear that the film's small budget precluded real horses, leading the characters to mime horse-riding while their porters trotted behind them banging coconut shells together. The joke was derived from the old-fashioned sound effect used by radio shows to convey the sound of hooves clattering.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online for $7 at www.LibertyTyler.com or at the door prior to the show for cash only.
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