Picnic at Hanging Rock


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peter_weir_iconFull of Wonder: Films of Peter Weir

Picnic at Hanging Rock

  • 1975
  • Directed By: Peter Weir
  • Rated PG
  • Drama
  • 113 Minutes
  1. Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Picnic at Hanging Rock
One of director Peter Weir’s most spellbinding and impenetrable films, Picnic at Hanging Rock mesmerizes audiences with questions and lurking clues. During a picnic in the Australian bush in 1900, three students and one teacher from a girls school disappear without a trace, with one eventually found but unable to remember any events from that day. With stunning cinematography, an unsettling soundtrack, and increasingly hypnotizing rhythm, the film explores the coupling of sexual repression with the mysterious outback where logic and time are maddeningly elusive. Director Peter Weir is scheduled to be present. (35mm presentation)

35mm film print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.