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1970s black comedy, ‘Harold and Maude’ on screen at State

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‘Harold and Maude’

  • When: 7 p.m. Nov. 15
  • Where: State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn
  • General admission: $8
  • Box office: livefromauburn.com or 530-885-0156

Notorious black comedy “Harold and Maude” caused an uproar of controversy during its initial 1971 release and has since become a cult classic. The film will show 47 years later at the State Theatre in Auburn.

When Harold, a young man obsessed with death, meets elderly yet vivacious Maude (Ruth Gordon), he is entranced by her quirky, carefree outlook on life. The two become unlikely friends and share the pleasures of art and music (including how to play banjo) and staged deaths. Before long, their friendship turns into a romance.

Filming locations in the San Francisco Bay Area include Holy Cross Cemetery and Golden Gate National Cemetery, and the ruins of the Sutro Baths.