Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior set the scene for post-apocalyptic science fiction. The 1981 film, starring Mel Gibson, popularized the image of a world reduced to scraps after a devastating nuclear war, and encapsulates the action-packed storyline of bands of survivors fighting for what’s left of the world’s diminishing resources. That world, like ours, runs on fuel, and the battle to control what remains turns grim.
Future Tense is hosting a screening of this sci-fi cult classic as part of our “My Favorite Movie” series, which invites leading voices in the realm of science and technology to share a revered film that can help guide the way we think about the future. Our host for the night is political scientist Francis Fukuyama, author of “The End of History and The Last Man,” who will introduce the film, discuss its influence, and take questions as the credits roll.
Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University invite you to join us for this event at Washington, D.C.’s Landmark E Street Cinema at 555 11th Street, on Tuesday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m.
If you would like to join us, RSVP to Futuretensedc@gmail.com with your name, email address, and any affiliation you’d like to share. You may RSVP for yourself and up to one guest, and please include your guest’s name in your response. Seating is limited, so email now to get in on this opportunity to see The Road Warrior in theaters. And we have more “My Favorite Movie” events in the works, so keep an eye on the Future Tense blog and Twitter feed to learn about our all our upcoming events.