HAROLD AND MAUDE (1971)

100 YEARS OF MOVIES Series: Unexpected Romance

Join us for 100 YEARS OF MOVIES, a series of films spanning the past century!

A teenager with a death wish and a 79-year-old high on life find love in Hal Ashby's cult black comedy. Deadpan rich boy Harold (Bud Cort) keeps staging elaborate suicide tableaux to get the attention of his mother (Vivian Pickles), but she keeps planning his brilliant future for him instead. Obsessed with the trappings of death, Harold freaks out his blind dates, modifies his new sports car to look like a mini-hearse, and attends funerals, where he meets the spirited Maude (Ruth Gordon). An eccentric to the core, Maude lives exactly as she pleases, with avid collecting and nude modeling among her many pursuits. To the disgust of Harold's relatives and the befuddlement of Harold's shrink, Harold falls in love with her. As lilting Cat Stevens tunes play on the soundtrack, Maude teaches Harold a valuable lesson about making the most of his time on earth.

Directed by Hal Ashby
Starring Bud Cort,  Ruth Gordon, Vivian Pickles
PG | USA | 1971 | 1h 31m

February's "Unexpected Romance" screenings will be introduced by Liz McLeod.

Get your 100 Years of Movies BIG TICKET, for guaranteed access to all the films in this year-long series (two films each month)! Just $150. Get your ticket here, or at our box office when we're open for shows, or by calling the box office at 594-0070.

 

About 100 YEARS OF MOVIES
This series presents films from every decade the Strand has been in operation, chosen for how they represented the filmmaking style and perspectives of their time. In addition to well-known films, the titles will include lesser-known, high quality releases that have been overlooked, as well as underrepresented movies and directors. The films were curated by Alicia Malone, a host on Turner Classic Movies (TCM); and Strand House Manager Liz McLeod, also a film historian. Each film will be introduced by Malone or McLeod, or a special guest presenter.

 

Show Dates & Times:

2/5/23 - Sunday

2:00 pm,

Tickets:
$8/Matinee General Admission
$7/Strand Members

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