Harold and Maude (1971)

Young adult Harold Chasen, solitary and friendless by choice, is  obsessed with death, this fascination manifesting itself in he staging  his own fake suicides, driving a hearse and attending funerals, even of  people he doesn't know, all to the chagrin of his exasperated wealthy  mother with whom he lives. Mrs. Chasen is determined for Harold to be  "normal", including her sending him into therapy to deal with his issues  and finding him a girlfriend through a computer dating service. It is  at a series of funerals that Harold meets Maude, on the cusp of her  eightieth birthday, she who too attends funerals of strangers. Unlike  Harold, Maude is obsessed with life - her own life to be more precise -  she does whatever she wants to please herself, damned what others may  think or how they may be affected. Since she can't take material  possessions with her, she is more interested in experiences, with  whatever material possessions she has - often "borrowed" without asking -  only to further those experiences. Their friendship is initially based  on how the other can further their own priority. But as Maude shows  Harold how to truly live, Harold falls in love with her. Their  relationship, already limited in time by the sheer math, is curtailed  even more as Maude shows him only not how to live well, but die well.

The programme starts 30 minutes after doors open and the main feature 60 minutes after doors open.
Doors open:
7pm on Saturday 7th May 2022
Director:
Hal Ashby
Genre:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime:
91 mins
Certificate:
15
Starring:
Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles
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