Harold and Maude
Nov 25, 9:15 p.m.
Hal Ashby, 1971
Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort
City Cinema; Admission $10
With the idiosyncratic American fable Harold and Maude, countercultural director Hal Ashby fashioned what would become the cult classic of its era.
Working from a script by Colin Higgins, Ashby tells the story of the emotional and romantic bond between a death-obsessed young man (Bud Cort) from a wealthy family and a devil-may-care, bohemian octogenarian (Ruth Gordon).
Equal parts gallows humour and romantic innocence, Harold and Maude dissolves the line between darkness and light along with the ones that separate people by class, gender, and age. It features indelible performances and a remarkable soundtrack by Cat Stevens.