Cemetery Cinema: The Seventh Seal & Harold and Maude

September 2, 2017

Join us for a movie night in Mount Auburn Cemetery where we will confront mortality with Ingmar Bergman’s “The Seventh Seal”, and celebrate life with Hal Ashby’s “Harold and Maude”.

The Seventh Seal (1957 Sweden) aka Det Sjunde inseglet
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Shown: Bengt Ekerot

Harold and Maude

With the idiosyncratic American fable Harold and Maude, countercultural director Hal Ashby fashioned what would become the cult classic of its era.

Working from a script by Colin Higgins, Ashby tells the story of the emotional and romantic bond between a death-obsessed young man from a wealthy family and a devil-may-care, bohemian octogenarian. Equal parts gallows humor and romantic innocence, Harold and Maude features memorable set pieces and a remarkable soundtrack by Cat Stevens.

Harold and Maude (1971)
Directed by Hal Ashby
Shown from left: Bud Cort (as Harold), Ruth Gordon (as Maude)

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