“Harold and Maude” Night

The somber/sweet love story gets the spotlight.

Paramount Pictures

"Harold and Maude" is a film that seems to be important to a lot of people who saw it at a lot of different points.

Well, strike that. People who love the 1971 comedy first saw it over various decades, but very often at similar points in their lives: the late teens. And the movie stuck. The May-December romance, the grasping of life even when low, the Cat Stevens soundtrack.

And Bud Cort! We been wanting to use a big exclamation point all day long, and we definitely wanted to use it right there. Ruth Gordon also definitely deserves several exclamation points, so !!!

ArcLight Hollywood will be showing the Hal Ashby-directed film on Monday, June 14, along with a rare treat: a conversation.  Paramount's VP of archives - Andrea Kalas is her name -- will be on-hand to discuss Harold-and-Maudery. It isn't often that "Harold and Maude" is shown with before-or-after chitchat. It's as rare as seeing a sunny sky in the famously dank film.

Screening's at 8 p.m. Wearing flares a la Harold -- weren't they lavender? -- is up to you.

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