The Road Warrior in 35mm

George Miller · 1981
96min · 35mm
  • Friday, Jul 7, 2023, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Jul 8, 2023, 4:30pm
  • Sunday, Jul 9, 2023, 8:00pm
  • Tuesday, Jul 11, 2023, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, Jul 13, 2023, 7:30pm

After avenging the death of his wife and young son at the hands of a vicious gang leader, Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) drives the post-apocalyptic highways of the Australian outback, fending off attacks from nomadic tribes that prey on outsiders. Falling into an encampment led by the relatively peaceful Pappagallo (Mike Preston), Max at first schemes to steal their oil, but soon becomes the group's reluctant defender against the hulking Lord Humungus (Kjell Nilsson) and his ruthless marauders.

Part of our Summer Blast! film series.

“An extravagant film fantasy that looks like a sadomasochistic comic book come to life.” Vincent Canby, The New York Times

“Miller’s choreography of his innumerable vehicles is so extraordinary that it makes Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark look like a kid fooling with Dinky Toys.” David Pirie, Time Out

“This is very skillful filmmaking, and [it’s] a movie like no other.” Roger Ebert