#REVIEW: “MONTY PYTHON: MEANING OF LIVE” (HOT DOCS)
Roger Graef’s Documentary on Monty Python’s return to the stage back in 2014, is something as magical as the Comedy Troupe themselves. Monty Python: Meaning of Live is an outstanding Documentary that gets the behind-the-scenes look at the Troupe (John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Erid Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) at their five nights only Extravaganza in London at the O2 arena.
Aside from just exploring the mass popularity of Monty Python, there is extensive behind the scenes work that captures the highest and weakest moments of this excursion that none of the Members of the Troupe ever thought would happen. There is insight behind some of the best gags from the Monty Python Group and how these ideas and sketches were conceived. As well, obstacles are seen such as how reluctant (John Cleese in particular) the Members were to doing some of the Acts. However, there is also footage from this astonishing Show that truly captures the brilliance and essence of a Monty Python show.
Monty Python: Meaning of Live is joyous Piece for longtime Fans and education for new Fans alike of the famed Python Company. Monty Python: Meaning of Live screens at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema Monday, April 27 at 6:30 PM, Tuesday, April 28 at 11:30 AM at Isabel Bader, Saturday May 2 at 9 PM at The Fox Theatre and lastly Sunday May 3 at 4 PM at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.