The Road

The Road

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  • John Hillcoat


  • Viggo Mortensen
  • Charlize Theron
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee

In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea.

A man (Viggo Mortensen) and his young son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape except the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing: just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless cannibalistic bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a rusting shopping cart of scavenged food—and each other. This post-apocalyptic drama is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy.

Past Programs


A Collection of Parallel Worlds

Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM