Harold and Maude at The Palace

Harold and Maude.jpg The Palace Theater's classic movie series continues tonight with the darkly funny cult classic Harold and Maude. This 1972 film about a May-December affair between a death obsessed 20 year old and a free-spirited 79-year old, is on AFI's list of funniest films (#45), most romantic films (#69) and most inspiring films (#89) and earned Oscar nominations for stars Bud Court and Ruth Gordon.

There are a lot of interesting questions beneath the surface of this dark comedy, but on the surface there are great performances, outrageously bizarre suicide attempts that shouldn't be funny--but are, and a Jaguar pimped out like a hearse. 7PM. $5

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The Palace Theater
19 Clinton Avenue
Albany, NY 12207


I adore this movie. A lot of the people I've talked to hated it...perhaps they don't get it? It's a pretty bizarre brand of humor. And yes, the suicide attempts are hilarious.

And of course, it has a wonderful soundtrack by the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens.

Oh, such a wonderfully twisted, dark, funny movie.

Just something about the look on his face as Harold goes at the Jaguar with a cutting torch....

I'm not a fan of the movie (likely due to my falling asleep while watching it and waking up during a suicide attempt), but I wholeheartedly support any old lady who can score some fresh meat. Go, Cougars!

*Points up.* What Jess said. The only way this could be more awesome would be if they paired it with a showing of "The Point" (soundtrack by Harry Nilsson).

I've never seen this all the way through. I caught a suicide here and there when I was younger and the movie was on cable. Kind of hard to phathom. But the part where Maude steals a tree and plants it elsewhere is close to my heart. But many friends love this movie so I'm going with gusto! I'll be the one with the stolen tree.

23-Hour-Alice - give it another shot. It's wonderful.

Bud Cort is now in session.

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