Pick of the Day: Cinema Tuesdays: Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

Decades before Harold and Kumar were going to White Castle and escaping from Guantanamo Bay, Harold and Maude were attending random funerals and bonding over a common fascination with death. Starring Ruth Gordon as a 79-year-old free spirit named Maude and Bud Cort as a morbidly theatrical young man named Harold, the 1971 film flopped at the box office but emerged as a cult blockbuster, landing at number 45 on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 Funniest Movies of all Time. A stellar soundtrack by Cat Stevens (featuring "Don't Be Shy" and "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out," both of which were composed for the film), a series of phony suicides (via self-immolation, seppuku, drowning, hanging, and more), and a scene in which Harold converts his new Jaguar XKE into sporty hearse are but a few reasons to catch Texas Public Radio's screening of Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude. $10-$12; 7:30pm Tue, Jul 31; Santikos Bijou, 4522 Fredericksburg; (800) 622-8977. tpr.org. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com

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