In the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and everyone is fighting for the necessities of life, there are two rebels who just might be able to restore order—Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos, and Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. “Mad Max: Fury Road is certainly a blast and a half: You don’t just watch it, you rock out to it…This is not, it should be said, a “reboot.” It’s the same Mad Max, post-Thunderdome, though now played by Tom Hardy. But… it’s a woman-centric movie. Furiosa is fleeing across the vast wasteland in search of a matriarchal oasis she calls the “green place of many mothers…. It turns out that what compelled him to make this fourth Mad Max was the notion of a nurturing, matriarchal society far removed from the grotesque sadism of male-warrior culture” —David Edelstein, New York Magazine. R. 2015. 120 Min.
Screened as part of the ENERGY/EXHAUSTION 2019/2020 film series, Wednesdays at Railroad Square Cinema — 7:15 p.m. (Oct. – April). Presented by the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities and Colby Cinema Studies.
FREE ADMISSION for anyone with a Colby College I.D. All others: regular admission prices apply.