Mad Max

  • Dir: George Miller

  • Australia, 1979, 88min

  • Cast: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne

In a dystopian near-future, hell-raising biker gangs terrorise the roads of suburban Australia, with order shakily maintained by the MPF and their star driver Max Rockatansky (Gibson). As his friends fall foul of gang leader the Toecutter (Hugh Keays-Byrne), Max looks for a way out, but when events turn tragic Max sets out on a bloody quest for revenge. Shot on a minuscule budget yet packed with stuntwork that displayed little regard for safety, George Miller’s road rage classic would become one of the most profitable films of all time. The pinnacle of Australia’s Ozploitation New Wave, Mad Max introduced the world to Mel Gibson and launched a franchise that would change the face of science fiction cinema forever.

18/06/2016(Sat):  Post-screening talk with William Lau

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. For screenings at ALL commercial cinemas, tickets are available at URBTIX till 5:00pm one day before respective screenings. After that, tickets will be available only at the box office of the screening venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre, HK Film Archive and Tai Kwun: For screenings that are about to start in 1 hour, all remaining tickets can only be bought at the box offices of the respective screening venues.

4. For the sold-out screenings at HK Arts Centre and HK Film Archive, a limited number of standing tickets are available at the URBTIX Outlets of the respective venues 30 minutes prior to the screening time. Seating is not guaranteed and subject to availability 30 minutes after the screening time. Each person can purchase 1 standing ticket. The availability of standing tickets is subject to change without prior notice.

5. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till 1 hour prior to the respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

6. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.