Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

In conjunction with Tacita Dean’s new film JG, on view at Arcadia University Art Gallery (February 7 – April 21), a new film project funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
dir. George Miller, Australia, 1981, 35mm, color, 95 min.

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.

Screening will be introduced by:
Alex Baker, Director, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia
(formerly Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria)

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Three Favorite Films of J.G. Ballard chosen by Claire Walsh and presented by Tacita Dean

In response to an invitation by International House’s program curator Jesse Pires to put JG into a cinematic context, Dean asked if J.G. Ballard’s long-time partner, Claire Walsh could make a list of the author’s favorite films. The first three films on the list perfectly combine to present three very distinctive aspects of Ballard’s personal vision: war, sci-fi, and film noir. J.G. Ballard (1930-2009) earned a cult following during his lifetime for fiction distinguished by its “dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes, and the psychological effects of technological, social, or environmental developments.”

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Friday, March 1 · 7:00 PM at International House Philadelphia