Harold and Maude


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Fri, Feb 10 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sat, Feb 11 6:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Classic Film
Release Year:1971
Run Time:91 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Hal Ashby
Cast:Ruth Gordon
Bud Cort
Vivian Pickles


This special encore of the critically-acclaimed audience sensation “Harold and Maude” is just in time before the Sedona International Film Festival which will feature the premiere of “Celebrating Laughter, The Life and Films of Colin Higgins”. Higgins is the writer of “Harold and Maude” and other crowd-pleasing comedies including “9 to 5” and “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” as well as “Foul Play” and “Silver Streak”. Relive this classic film the way it was meant to be seen: on the big screen!

“Harold and Maude” — directed by Hal Ashby — stars Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort and Vivian Pickles. Both Gordon and Cort received Golden Globe nominations for their performances in the film.

A teenager with a death wish and a 79-year-old eccentric high on life find love in Hal Ashby's cult black comedy.

Deadpan rich boy Harold (Bud Cort) keeps staging elaborate suicide tableaux to get the attention of his mother (Vivian Pickles), but she keeps planning his brilliant future for him instead. Obsessed with the trappings of death, Harold freaks out his blind dates, modifies his new sports car to look like a mini-hearse, and attends funerals, where he meets the spirited Maude (Ruth Gordon).

An eccentric to the core, Maude lives exactly as she pleases, with avid collecting and nude modeling among her many pursuits. To the disgust of Harold's relatives and the befuddlement of Harold's shrink, Harold falls in love with her. As lilting Cat Stevens tunes play on the soundtrack, Maude teaches Harold a valuable lesson about making the most of his time on earth.