Calling all Film Club fans – note change of date for next film
The upcoming screening was billed for the 12 February. But due to a double booking at the Golden Lion, Harold and Maude will now be shown on the normal Film Club date of 26th February, the last Thursday of the month. Details below.
Sydenham Film Club
Harold and Maude
7.30pm, Thursday 26 February,
Golden Lion map
116 Sydenham Road SE26 5JX
Tickets £5 on door; free to members!
Watch the trailer
Containing one of the most memorable opening scenes in cinema history, Hal Ashby’s cult classic is a must-see for anyone who likes their comedy dark.
Harold Chasen is young, rich, and obsessed with death — he fakes suicides and attends strangers’ funerals. Much to the dismay of his socialite mother, he also insists on driving a hearse around their wealthy suburban neighbourhood.
While his mother busies herself trying to find Harold a suitable wife, he finds his own match in Maude: a lively 79-year-old he meets at a funeral.
What follows is a life-affirming and darkly comic exploration of life, love and loss. Once seen it is never forgotten — make sure you join us to enjoy one of your old favourites, or discover a new one.
★★★★★ Fans still argue about its meaning today; but whether it’s an attack on the emptiness of Vietnam-era nihilism or a fable celebrating the gift of life, it hasn’t lost its power to challenge and charm in 40 years. Jane Graham, The Guardian★★★★★