Monty Python: The Meaning of Live
UK, 2015, 92 min.
In 2013, the incomparable comedy group Monty Python announced that they would be performing live for the first time in 34 years, performing 10 shows at the 15,000-seat O2 Arena, London. The first show sold out in 43.5 seconds. With a history of documenting the Pythons and its members on stage with films that include Pleasure at Her Majesty's and other installments of The Secret Policeman's Ball series, award-winning director Roger Graef teamed up with acclaimed director James Rogan and producer Holly Gilliam to document the Python's process of creating the show. The filmmakers’ unique access allowed them to capture candid interviews and fascinating insights with the legendary group as they rediscover the magic of their unique brand of comedy live with thousands of old and new fans. Combining never before seen archive footage, new versions of old favorites and some provocative new musical numbers, this is a wonderful celebration of the Pythons and their immense contribution to comedy