On February 8th, 2016, the American Cinematheque hosted a special screening of Mad Max: Fury Road & The Road Warrior at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. Director George Miller was there in person to speak between the films. Wasteland World made sure that some members of the Wasteland staff and costume community were there to welcome him (including head organizers of the event, Jared Butler and Adam Chilson).
Dr. Miller was so impressed with the costumed group that he asked if he could take a photo of them. (“He witnessed us!”)
He then obliged the Wastelanders by joining them for a group photo.
Event Director Jared Butler thanked George Miller for inspiring the creativity of thousands of Wasteland community members around the world, and presented him with an official Wasteland dog tag as a small token of appreciation.
Wasteland would like to thank George Miller, Warner Bros. Pictures & Village Roadshow Pictures, the staff of the Aero Theater and the staff of the American Cinematheque, who continue to support the appreciation of cinema in Los Angeles.
(Special thanks to Ray for snapping THE photo!)
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