Harold & Maude (1971)
Young Harold has a bit of a morbid obsession with death. He drives a hearse and attends strangers’ funerals for kicks. But he meets a kindred spirit in the elderly Maude, a fellow funereal tourist who has a livelier outlook on life (or what remains of it). What begins as friendship soon becomes something more, much to the shock and dismay of Harold’s family, therapist, and priest.
Tunes: Sing out to this soundtrack composed and performed by Cat Stevens.
This year the Library’s FREE Off-the-Wall rooftop summer film series highlights quirky characters fighting the status quo. These madcap movie escapades are set to memorable soundtracks ideally produced to serve up shenanigans.
MAY 12: Wayne’s World (1992, PG-13, 1 hr 34 min.)
JUNE 9: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995, PG-13, 1 hr 49 min.)
JULY 14: Wet Hot American Summer (2001, R, 1 hr 37 min.)
AUGUST 11: Harold & Maude (1971, PG, 1 hr 31 min.)
SEPTEMBER 8: Spice World (1997, PG, 1 hr 33 min.)
Some tips and notes about how best to enjoy an evening of downtown KC skyline cinema on the Central Library's Rooftop Terrace:
Bring blankets and folding chairs for seating.
Enjoy complimentary popcorn provided by the Friends of the Library. Sample some locally brewed ales and lagers courtesy of Kansas City Bier Company.
You may bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass containers, please!).
Doors open at 8 pm. (Note: The Central Library closes at 5 p.m. on Fridays, but the doors reopen at 8 p.m. for Off-the-Wall audiences.) All movies begin at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.). In case of bad weather, screenings are moved indoors.
Complimentary parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th and Baltimore. Bring your parking ticket for validation. Transit options: take KC Streetcar to the Library stop at 9th/Main or Ride KC buses to 10th/Main transit plaza.
Co-presented by The Pitch and the Young Friends of the Library.