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Harold and Maude (1971)

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USA | 91 min | PG | 35mm | Dir. Hal Ashby 

Harold is a depressed, death-obsessed 20-year-old man/child who spends his free time attending funerals and pretending to commit suicide in front of his mother. At a funeral, Harold befriends Maude, a 79-year-old woman who has a zest for life. She and Harold spend much time together during which she exposes him to the wonders and possibilities of life. After rejecting his mother's three attempts to set him up with a potential wife, and committing fake suicide in front of all of them, Harold announces that he is to be married to Maude. However, Maude has a surprise for Harold that is to change his life forever.

"Harold and Maude, an unconventional couple that both weirds you out and makes you fall in love. Paired with an uplifting Cat Stevens soundtrack and elaborate faux suicide attempts, you can’t ask for more from this dark romantic comedy." - Jasmin Becerra (WUD Film)

This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.

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