Exclusive Clip From A Liar’s Autobiography
Unusual biopic of Monty Python's Graham Chapman hits cinemas this week.
Posted 4th February 2013, 8:00pm
A Liar's Autobiography is an unconventional biopic of Graham Chapman, the Python who died in 1989. Before his death, Chapman recorded an audio version of his life's story, which now hits screens over surreal animations and contributions from his cohorts John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, as well as Stephen Fry and Cameron Diaz.
We've got an exclusive clip from A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman to share with you ahead of its release. In cinemas 8th February, and DVD and Blu-ray 18th February.
A Liar's Autobiography is a hilarious account of the highs and lows of the extraordinary life story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman. Starring as himself and reunited with Monty Python’s John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones for the first time in 23 years, we discover Chapman, from his childhood days as a pipe-smoking baby and student at Cambridge University, to becoming a Python, discovering his homosexuality and battling alcoholism, via moving to LA where he parties to excess, and right up until the moment when he rather selfishly drops dead in 1989.
Using ground-breaking animation and complete with a healthy dose of profanity, blasphemy and gratuitous name-dropping, A Liar's Autobiography is a biopic on Chapman’s bizarre life and search for self-knowledge. Incredible, yes. Surreal, certainly. True, who knows?
Watch Filmbeat's report from the premiere below.