Anthology Film Archives


August 17 – August 30

Somehow, despite the widespread and longstanding reverence for the MAD MAX films, and the especially rapturous response to FURY ROAD upon its release in 2015, NYC has seen no comprehensive George Miller retrospective in recent memory. In anticipation of the release of Miller’s new film, THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING (and in a vain attempt to distract ourselves during the painfully long wait for the currently-filming FURY ROAD prequel, FURIOSA), Anthology will be righting that wrong this summer, with a survey of Miller’s eclectic career – which famously encompasses both the deliriously anarchic, post-apocalyptic MAD MAX series and the latter-day kids film masterpieces BABE and HAPPY FEET (with the BABE sequel PIG IN THE CITY representing an unlikely fusion of these seemingly incompatible modes). The retrospective includes all of his feature films, as well as his BFI-produced documentary meditation on the history of Australian cinema, 40,000 YEARS OF DREAMING (1997). We’re particularly excited to be able to present exceedingly rare screenings of his early short films, made in the years leading up to the first MAD MAX.

Special thanks to Sharon Williams (Kennedy Miller Mitchell); the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia; Park Circus; Universal; and Warner Bros.

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