The Dark Comic Genius of Terry Gilliam

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The Dark Comic Genius of Terry Gilliam

The Aardman Slapstick Award for Visual Comedy

Sunday 18th February
18:00 Bristol Old Vic
£35.00 (£24.00/£15.00)

Film and comedy enthusiasts have long marvelled at Terry Gilliam’s artistic, inventive imagery, and his ability to craft extraordinary worlds since his early days contributing animated content to the groundbreaking Do Not Adjust Your Set (1968) and the iconic Monty Python series (1969–1974).

After co-directing Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Terry created a series of highly acclaimed feature films including: Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018).

As one of cinema’s great visionary talents, it is perhaps befitting that Terry Gilliam is the well-deserved recipient of 2024’s Aardman Slapstick Award for Visual Comedy, honouring his enduring onscreen legacy.

In this live conversation, Terry reflects on this remarkable body of work along with a dazzling array of clips A celebration of Gilliam’s unparalleled impact on dark comedy in the cinematic landscape

Event running Time 1hrs 25 mins

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