A teenager with a death wish and a 79-year-old high on life

Harold and Maude presented in 100 Years of Movies Series on March 26

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    ROCKLAND — The Strand Theatre’s 2023 film series “100 Years of Movies” presents Harold and Maude (1971) on Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m. This rescheduled screening will be introduced by Strand House Manager Liz McLeod.

    A teenager with a death wish and a 79-year-old 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 dismay of Harold's relatives and the befuddlement of his 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.

    “100 Years of Movies” is part of the Strand Theatre’s yearlong celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2023. Films from every decade the theater has been in operation will be screened, presented with monthly themes. The films were selected to represent the filmmaking style and perspectives of their time; in addition to well-known works, the titles will include lesser-known, high quality releases that have been overlooked as well as films from underrepresented directors.

    The films were curated by Alicia Malone, a host on Turner Classic Movies (TCM), and Strand House Manager Liz McLeod. Each film will be introduced by Malone or McLeod, or a special guest presenter.

    This film is rated PG.

    Tickets are $8/General Admission, $7/Strand Members, and will be available at the box office 30 minutes prior to show time.

    For more information, visit www.rocklandstrand.com  or call (207) 594-0070 EX 3.

    The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main St., Rockland.

    Event Date: 

    Sun, 03/26/2023 - 2:00pm

    Event Location: 

    The Strand Theatre

    Address: 

    345 Main Street
    Rockland, ME 04841
    United States