Cult/ Harold and Maude

Directed by Hal Ashby

Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets Maude at a funeral. A lively woman sixty years his senior who encourages the morbid teenager to look on the bright side and live life to the full, Maude is a million miles away from the women Harold’s mother tries to set him up with. But the substantial age difference between the pair raises eyebrows when their relationship takes a romantic turn, and Maude’s impending 80th birthday may separate the pair forever.

Restored in 4K by Paramount Archives, 2021. Presented by Park Circus.

This screening will be preceded by an introduction from Dr Monica Pearl, Senior Lecturer in American Literature and Film, University of Manchester.

116 minutes

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