Harold and Maude Screening and Party with Food, Cocktails, and Mourning-Attire Contest
Date: Tuesday, September 20th
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY
Join us for a Harold and Maude-themed night of food, film and funerals at the Morbid Anatomy Museum!
Festivities will include screenings of the iconic film Harold and Maude and the short film Solo-Me-O, a mourning costume contest, Harold and Maude-inspired cocktails, special guests, an epic Harold and Maude cake, and more!
The evening will kick off with screening of the 1998 short film Solo-Me-O, produced by Morbid Anatomy Museum co-founder and board chair Tracy Hurley Martin and directed by founding board member Tonya Hurley. This film follows Italian-American widower Mary as she makes her annual cemetery tour. The film premiered at the TriBeca Film Festival and was later broadcast on Channel Thirteen/ PBS'S Reel New York. The New York Times said The sisters film is uproarious and infectious. It was also a New York Daily News Pick of the Week; they described it as heart wrenching and hilarious.
Following this short film will be by a special screening of Harold and Maude, a 1971 American dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot that revolves around the exploits of a young man named Harold (played by Bud Cort) intrigued with death. Harold drifts away from the life that his detached mother (Vivian Pickles) prescribes for him, and slowly develops quite a strong and close friendship and eventually a romantic relationship with a 79-year-old woman named Maude (Ruth Gordon) who teaches Harold about living life to its fullest and that life is the most precious gift of all.
Then raise a glass, or several, to MAUDE at her very own wake!
Morbid Anatomy Museum (View)
424 A Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215