Harold and Maude

Happy Hal-idays: Every Wednesday in December, The Roxy is highlighting three immortal comedies by the great American director Hal Ashby--Shampoo, Harold and Maude, and Being There--followed by Hal, an acclaimed documentary portrait of the master's life and work.

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 humor 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, and it features indelible performances and a remarkable soundtrack by Cat Stevens.

Harold and Maude

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Film Info

Hal Ashby, 1971, US, 91 minutes, PG

Genre: Comedy
Cast Members: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort
Music: Cat Stevens