March 1, 2009
Welsh town ends ban on Monty Python film
Life of Brian, a spoof of religious movies, is to be shown openly in a Welsh town this month for the first time in 30 years.
The movie -- which tells the story of a boy born in the next stable over from Jesus Christ and ends up crucified while singing
Always look on the bright side of life -- was banned in Aberystwyth soon after its release in 1979. As near as anyone can remember, a committee of local religious leaders decided the film was blasphemous.
They've been banned from so many places I'm not sure they'd heard about what was happening in Aberystwyth, Jones-Davies said.
Two of the surviving Pythons, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, will join Jones-Davies for a charity showing March 28, followed by a question and answer session on the film.
Graham Chapman, who played Brian, died at 48 in 1989.