Join us for a special post-apocalyptic, pre-Earth Day Science on Screen event featuring the Oscar-winning action classic, Mad Max: Fury Road, with an introduction by Wilderness Survival Instructor, Naturalist, Ethnobotanist and Wildlife Biologist, Vincent Pinto, who will discuss how to survive in a Mad Max world!
Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
“It’s all perfectly, wonderfully, fantastically crazy. Amidst all those ingenious, power-packed road warrior sequences, Fury Road contains a surprising amount of depth and character development.” – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Road, a return to the world of the original Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander the desert wasteland alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a war rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron). They are escaping a citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane road war that follows. An outrageous, full-throttle action extravaganza filled with unexpected depth, feeling and characters to root for, Mad Max: Fury Road is a stunning reinvention of the action genre that must be seen on the big screen! (Dir. by George Miller, 2015, Australia/USA, 120 mins., Rated R)
Vincent Pinto has blazed a unique career path, combining formal academic work in Wildlife Biology, Ethnobotany, and Environmental studies with outside-the-box Nature Adventures, Wilderness Survival Skills, and Earth Stewardship. Based in southern Arizona, he is a passionate hands-on Conservationist, Naturalist, local bird expert, and committed protector of the Sky Islands region in southeast Arizona and its unique Biodiversity. Vincent has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana and an M.A. in Ethnobotany from Prescott College. He has been leading unique Nature Adventures, Astronomy, Birding & Biodiversity Tours, and teaching Wilderness Survival across the country and in southeast Arizona since 1987. Vincent fulfills his mission to educate and inspire people of all ages about the unique biodiversity of Arizona’s Sky Islands Region, via RAVENS-WAY WILD JOURNEYS, his Nature Adventure & Conservation Organization. Through this organization, Vincent has combined his love for the Sky Islands with direct actions to help protect the region via wildlife research and environmental education.
Science on Screen pairs current, classic, cult and documentary film with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology or medicine, allowing audiences to experience the excitement of discovery while enjoying some enlightenment along with their popcorn!