picnic at hanging rock director's cut

Peter Weir, 107 mins, Australia, 1975, 35mm. Courtesy: Jim McElroy Holdings & NFSA

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Picnic at Hanging Rock
Peter Weir's mesmerising tale of mystery and menace, set against the backdrop of the iconic Australian landscape, is adapted from Joan Lindsay's novel about a party of schoolgirls and their schoolmistress who disappear from Hanging Rock on Valentine's Day 1900.

Weir offers us many tantalising possibilities to explore: the suggestion of a time warp (sounds of the search for the girls are heard before they are lost), the dreamlike haze of a hot summers day that intimates things seem not quite as they are, and the awe-inspiring power of the Australian bush which both alienates and hypnotically absorbs.

Dates   Sat 3 Jun 2006, 2pm
Tue 6 Jun 2006, 12.30pm < Film Bubs
Admission   Tickets $8
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