"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.
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.