Mad Max: Fury Road

Friday, November 12 - Saturday, November 13, 2021

“It’s hard to do justice in words to Fury Road‘s nonstop, breathtaking action sequences. Miller and team are on record as saying the stunts, for the most part, are real. But there’s still an otherworldliness to these setpieces — colorful flares pop across the skies, the weaponry is ludicrous (one guy’s got a flamethrowing guitar), the explosions are so bright as to seem downright cartoonish. This is not the dusty, grotty world of The Road Warrior, where we could almost taste the dirt. Here, we watch the movie in a weird state of vicarious pain, delirium and ecstasy; it actually takes something out of us. Fury Road may be a sequel, a reboot or whatever, but it’s so perverse, florid, mannered and dense that it feels like a wild-eyed castaway in the wasteland of Hollywood blockbusters. It’s a work of almost religious horror and beauty — the Sistine Chapel of action filmmaking.” – Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

Screening as part as of our Autumn series “Waverly Midnights: Auto/Erotic”

  • Year 2015
  • Running Time 120 minutes
  • Director George Miller
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil