Liars Autobiography Sees New Poster, Animated Trailer

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A Liar's Autobiography

A Liar’s Autobiography

What do you call an auto­bi­o­graph­i­cal film that bills itself as totally untrue? How about exactly what you would expect from the five remain­ing mem­bers of Britain’s infa­mous comic troupe Monty Python.

A Liars Auto­bi­og­ra­phy fea­tures the voices of Pythons’ John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin as well as the sub­ject of this film, Gra­ham Chap­man. The film fea­tures 17 dif­fer­ent ani­ma­tion styles from 14 dif­fer­ent ani­ma­tors. And while the film has already shown the­atri­cally in Britain, we are still wait­ing to see it on this side of the pond.

Today, Epix announced it will air the film on it’s net­work on Novem­ber 2 at 10 PM. Addi­tion­ally, a new poster and trailer have been released. All are posted on our A Liars Auto­bi­og­ra­phy page.

Gra­ham Chap­man, prob­a­bly best remem­bered as ‘the dead one from Monty Python’, writes and stars in the ani­mated movie of his own life story, A Liars Auto­bi­og­ra­phy. He was born, he went to Cam­bridge and met John Cleese, he smoked a pipe, he became a doc­tor, he became a Python, he decided he was gay (well, 70/30, accord­ing to a sur­vey he did on him­self), he got drunk a lot, he stopped being drunk, he made some films, he had some sex (actu­ally, a lot), and moved to Los Ange­les. Finally, he was whisked up into space by aliens (although that might have been in a film).

Although Chap­man self­ishly dropped dead in 1989, he had taken the trou­ble to record him­self read­ing his book, A Liar’s Auto­bi­og­ra­phy — and those record­ings have now inge­niously been used to pro­vide Chapman’s voice for the 3D ani­mated fea­ture of the same name. Fel­low Pythons John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam also turn up, play­ing them­selves and other char­ac­ters, along with a few sur­prise guests.

Not a doc­u­men­tary, not a Monty Python film, A Liars Auto­bi­og­ra­phy is Chapman’s own take on his bizarre life and his search for self-knowledge. Incred­i­ble, yes. Sur­real, cer­tainly. True, who knows? At his memo­r­ial ser­vice, John Cleese called Chap­man “a free­load­ing bas­tard”. Now, as the film re-unites Chap­man with Cleese, Jones, Palin, and Gilliam for the first time in 23 years, he is set to earn a new title — the most pro­lific corpse since Elvis.

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