Harold and Maude
Director: Hal Asby Run Time: 90 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 1971
Starring: Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Ruth Gordon
The unconventional relationship in Hal Ashby’s HAROLD AND MAUDE shows that life is truly worth living.
Harold is a wealthy young man of twenty who, suicidal and obsessed with death, meets the kooky eighty year old Maude (played by the eternally stunning Ruth Gordon) at a funeral. Although in opposite phases of life, Harold’s is beginning while Maude’s is ending, they find genuine love and affection for each other. Shifting from black comedy to anti-establishment, Ashby’s Harold and Maude wasn’t exactly an box office but its tone of acceptance and untraditional love has managed to live long after its release.
Part of Nitehawk’s A REASONABLE LENGTH August brunch series.