As part of our Life, Death (and the Rest) event we are very proud to be screening the ultimate death positive film. A story of unconventional love, life, and death way ahead of its time.
A wonderful opportunity to gather with other Harold and Maude fans, listen to “When Harold Met Maude” – a talk by Lucy Coleman Talbot, Little Book of Maudism & watch the film in our stunning Anglican Chapel
Tickets are £15 and includes a glass of bubbles on arrival
Little Book of Maudism is Lucy Coleman Talbot’s tribute to the vision of writer, Colin Higgins and director, Hal Ashby. This is a philosophy, involving ten lessons for you to live by that Maude teaches Harold in their week together. To appreciate Maudism you don’t need to be spiritual or religious, but you can be. These teachings are quite simply about being human – what it means to be human.
Harold and Maude, Hal Ashby’s 1971 black comedy explores existentialism and death, which protagonist Harold (Bud Cort) repeatedly courts throughout his friendship with 79-year-old Maude (Ruth Gordon). One of cinema’s angstiest characters, Harold sees himself through elaborate fake suicides and funerals, where he eventually meets a kindred spirit in Maude. The pair develop a fierce bond as Maude slowly educates Harold on the gift of life that he’s forgotten through his own morbidity. In the end, the film might not be for the faint of heart, but give it a shot and it will most certainly jolt the mind.
The talk will be 20-30 mins long, and the film is 1hour 31mins. The Friends of Arnos Vale will be setting up a bar for you to buy wine and soft drinks during this event.
There will also be an opportunity to buy the Little Book of Maudism
Please note that tickets will not be issued, all you need to bring along is a proof of your name. There is limited parking here at Arnos Vale so we encourage you to use public transport or walk whenever possible. If you would like to book a blue badge parking space please email firstname.lastname@example.org