Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pick of the Day: Cinema Tuesdays: Harold and Maude

Posted on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Harold and Maude

Decades before Harold and Kumar were going to White Castle and escaping from Guantanamo Bay, Harold and Maude were attending random funerals and bonding over a common fascination with death. Starring Ruth Gordon as a 79-year-old free spirit named Maude and Bud Cort as a morbidly theatrical young man named Harold, the 1971 film flopped at the box office but emerged as a cult blockbuster, landing at number 45 on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 Funniest Movies of all Time. A stellar soundtrack by Cat Stevens (featuring "Don't Be Shy" and "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out," both of which were composed for the film), a series of phony suicides (via self-immolation, seppuku, drowning, hanging, and more), and a scene in which Harold converts his new Jaguar XKE into sporty hearse are but a few reasons to catch Texas Public Radio's screening of Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude. $10-$12; 7:30pm Tue, Jul 31; Santikos Bijou, 4522 Fredericksburg; (800) 622-8977. tpr.org. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com

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