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Harold and Maude

Sunday, Feb 12 at 1:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Hal Ashby. 1971, 91 mins. DCP. With Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort. Ashby’s dark and unconventional comedy about a death-obsessed teenager who falls in love with a vivacious septuagenarian developed a large cult following, becoming one of the most beloved films from the era. Despite the fact that every other film Ashby made in the 1970s received nominations from the Academy (The Landlord, The Last Detail, Shampoo, Bound for Glory, Coming Home, and Being There, epochal all), Harold and Maude didn’t even manage recognition for the poignant, singular work of Gordon, who had recently been crowned for her supporting role in Rosemary’s Baby. Despite the Academy’s disinterest in the film—Ashby’s most widely cherished today—Harold and Maude has certainly had the last, grim laugh, proving influential on generations of filmmakers. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.