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Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

Director Hal Ashby‘s sublime romantic black comedy stars a young Bud Cort as Harold, the son of a wealthy wealthy, neglectful woman. Disillusioned with life and obsessed with death to a morbid degree, he tries to gain attention for himself with various hilariously staged “suicides.” At a funeral, he meets a much, much older woman (the wonderful Ruth Gordon) named Maude who is his complete opposite: a fun-loving 80-year-old eccentric. A fast friendship ensues and they soon become inseparable while helping each other move through their various personal issues. As their relationship blossoms, it develops into something resembling a taboo romance, in which they explore the tired theme of the meaning of life – with a fresh perspective. Featuring the music of Cat Stevens, HAROLD AND MAUDE is an all-time audience favourite, and lands at #6 on Rolling Stone Magazine‘s reader poll of the 25 Best Cult-Classics of All Time.

Monday, February 11
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

HAROLD AND MAUDE (Hal Ashby, 1971 / 90 mins / PG) The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.

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