Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Cult Films: 'Harold and Maude' at the Cedar Lee

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 8:38 AM

The first Saturday of every month, Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, 440.564.2030) plays a different cult flick at 9:30 and midnight. It’s their “Cult Film Series”, and this week, they play one of the more F’ed-up love stories in Hollywood history. Harold and Maude is a 1971 dark comedy about the carnal relationship between a morbid rich 19-year old kid who’s into faking his own suicides and a 79-year old woman at the end of her life. Not surprisingly, the film was a commercial flop—but has become a cult favorite as new generations of weirdos have discovered it. 19- and 79-year-olds with proof of age get free popcorn at Cedar Lee, a theatre always eager to pile on inventive promotions. And grandmothers will be spared the $5 admission fee if accompanied by a paying grandchild, which, considering the film’s plot, is pretty creepy. -- Gus Garcia-Roberts

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