Harold and Maude
Director: Hal Ashby Run Time: 91 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1971
Starring: Bud Cort, Charles Tyner, Cyril Cusack, Ruth Gordon, Vivian Pickles
Screenwriter: Colin Higgins
Producer: Charles B. Mulvehill, Colin Higgins
The oddest romantic comedy ever made! Hal Ashby’s pitch-perfect dark comedy remains a hilariously morbid triumph even 50 years after its release. Bud Cort stars as the titular Harold, a rich and disaffected young man with a penchant for phony suicides and antagonizing his mother. The singular Ruth Gordon illuminates the screen and the world as Maude, an aging Holocaust survivor who finds pleasure in the strangest of places. An unlikely friendship forms and transforms both of them forever. Featuring a killer soundtrack by Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens). Initially a box-office bomb, this enduring cult classic has been added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress and is listed in AFI’s top 100 Funniest Movies of All-Time.