UW Cinematheque: Mad Max at 40
The Road Warrior | Australia | 1981 | 35mm | 94 min. Director: George Miller
Today, July 18, 2019
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells “Apocalypse...Pow! Exhilarating entertainment—and a textbook for sophisticated, popular moviemaking” (Richard Corliss, Time). Former cop Max (Gibson) is now a wandering mercenary scrounging for gasoline on the desolate roads of a world leveled by nuclear war. When he encounters a community of petrol-rich survivors, he offers to help them fight off a band of marauders led by the masked Humungus (Kjell Nilsson).