San Francisco, California
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"Celebrating the beauty of the written word and the magic of the silver screen"
the flicker club bring cinema to the art deco Council Chamber within StokeNewington Town Hall
At each screening you can expect a warm welcome from your hosts, a bespoke bar, the occasional story read to you and a few other surprises along the way…
We hereby invite you to the flicker club presents
Thursday Night Cinema at Stoke NewingtonTown Hall
HAROLD AND MAUDE
Based on the screenplay by Colin Higgins and published as a novel in 1971
Directed by Hal Ashby
Starring Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon
Harold and Maude is a 1971 American black comedy romantic drama film directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures.
It incorporates elements of dark humour and existentialist drama, with a plot that revolves around the exploits of a young man named Harold (played by Bud Cort) intrigued with death.
Harold drifts away from the life that his detached mother (Vivian Pickles) prescribes for him, and develops a relationship with a 79-year-old woman named Maude (Ruth Gordon).
The film was a critical and commercial flop in its original release, but since that time opinion has shifted rather dramatically. The film is ranked number 45 on the American Film Institute's list of 100 Funniest Movies of all Time, and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 1997 for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Additionally, it has developed a large cult following.
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 disgust of Harold's relatives and the befuddlement of Harold's 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. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
Doors & bar open at 7pm film at 8pm
When & Where
Stoke Newington Town Hall
Stoke Newington Town Hall is a beautifully restored Art Deco building in the heart of one of London's most fashionable and exciting areas. The venue provides two special spaces - the Council Chamber and Assembly Hall - which can be used for a wide range of occasions, including wedding ceremonies, civil partnerships, wedding receptions, parties and community events.