Don't Be So Political: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015)


Revue Cinema Sun, Jun 9 6:45 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2015
Science Fiction
Production Country:Australia
South Africa
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:George Miller
Cast:Tom Hardy
Charlize Theron
Nicholas Hoult
Hugh Keays-Byrne
Josh Helman
Screenwriter:George Miller
Nico Lathouris
Brendan McCarthy


“Do not, my friends, become addicted to water. It will take hold of you and you will resent its absence.” - Immortan Joe

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

Power structures form the identity of every society. In director George Miller’s desert, those structures are built upon the Citadel’s total centralized control of all resources, technology, and reproduction. Between heart pounding action sequences and sparse dialogue, Mad Max: Fury Road manages to castigate toxic masculinity and the by-product of its rot. Winner of six Oscars and nominee of ten, Mad Max: Fury Road is a visual rollercoaster buttressed by political philosophy.  (ZACH WORTZMAN) 

Guest to be announced. 




Aristotle said that we humans are political animals. That our organizing ourselves into political and social structures are the very things that make us human. From these political and social entities have sprung cities, wonders of invention, social progress, and advancements beyond our ancestors’ most outlandish dreams. However, the story of humanity hasn’t been all sunshine, roses, and fairy tales. To put it lightly. Those stories that define us were once told orally, then through books, and now, they are also told through movies. This series will use a political lens, exploring the historical context and political messages within the films presented. Experts and special guests will be at each screening to delve into their field and expand the conversation into the political sphere.

Not every film in the series will be a ‘political film’. The series will cover all genres. Be it a comedy, romance, thriller, horror, action, musical, or sci-fi, every film is political and can be viewed and discussed as such. At Don’t Be So Political, we will do just that.