Magic Lantern film club
The big idea:
you enjoy a magical evening of film, friends and wonder.
Supporting Awamu charity, working with vulnerable kids in the slums of Kampala who dare to dream big.

If you want to sing out! sing out! Harold and Maude

18.09.09 Chez Badger (Outside) Bath

The self-destructive and needy wealthy teenager Harold is obsessed by death and spends his leisure time attending funerals, watching the demolishing of buildings, visiting junkyards, simulating suicides trying to get attention from his indifferent, snobbish and egocentric mother, and having sessions with his psychologist. When Harold meets the anarchist seventy-nine-year-old Maude at a funeral, they become friends and the old lady discloses other perspectives of the cycle of life for him. Meanwhile, his mother enlists him in a dating service and tries to force Harold to join the army. On the day of Maude’s eightieth birthday, Harold proposes to her but he finds the truth about life at the end of hers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


If I turn out half as cool as Maude when I’m 80 I will be pretty happy, I definitely want an instrument wardrobe and to carry big trees in my car.  This movie also introduced me to Cat Stevens who’s soundtrack perfectly matched the madcap, smiley and sometimes somber mood of the film.  This was another showing which we did under the stars in the Summer.

p.s. Thanks to Hayley and Luke for introducing me to Harold and Maude!

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