Dinner and a Movie, with Discussion: Monty Python’s “Life of Brian”
“Life of Brian” is a hilarious comedy. At the same time, it accurately raises many of the historical issues in First Century Judaism and Early Christianity. Rabbi Wylen will lead us in discussion of these historical truths.
Warning: there is very brief full frontal nudity.
Guests are very welcome— there is a $5.00 fee.
Movie Synopsis: The setting is Judea in 33 A.D, a time of poverty and chaos, with no shortage of messiahs, followers willing to believe in them, and exasperated Romans trying to impose some order. Brian Cohen, a reluctant, would-be messiah rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd and hilarious circumstances. In this scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood’s biblical epic films, the members of Monty Python shine in multiple roles as they mock everyone and everything.