Harold and Maude: Celebrate Valentine’s With Cinema’s Classic Couple
2011-02-09 · By Editor
Celebrate Valentine’s weekend with Harold and Maude
At a scant and sweet 91 minutes, Hal Ashby’s Harold and Maude manages to transcend multiple genres and emerge as one of the finest works of American cinema. At once a hilarious comedy, a tender romantic drama, a provocative and inspiring existential examination, and a reason to hit your local used record score – just try not to dig up an old Cat Stevens record after seeing this film.
Harold and Maude is a celebrated work of art, and has been honored with many entertainment accolades such as:
- Best Actor Nominee – But Cort – Golden Globes
- Best Actress Nominee – Ruth Gordon – Golden Globes
- #45 – AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Laughs
- #9 – AFI’s Top 10 Romantic Comedies
- #4 – Entertainment Weekly’s Top 50 Cult Classics
The 40th Anniversary screening of Harold and Maude is part of the MondoCelluloid.com midnight series of cult, camp, and horror revival classics. Long Beach Cinematheque chose this wonderful film—a personal favorite—especially to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend.
Get in the Mood: Harold and Maude
Harold and Maude screens this Friday, February 11 at 11:55 p.m. at the Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E. 4th Street. Advance tickets on sale at the Art Theatre box office, or online by clicking here.