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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Opens on February 15

Director: Peter Weir Run Time: 117 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1975

Starring: Anne-Louise Lambert, Dominic Guard, Helen Morse, Jacki Weaver, Rachel Roberts

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“On St. Valentine’s Day in 1900 a party of schoolgirls set out to picnic at Hanging Rock… Some were never to return.”

This sensual and striking chronicle of a disappearance and its aftermath put director Peter Weir on the map and helped usher in a new era of Australian cinema. Based on an acclaimed 1967 novel by Joan Lindsay, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK is set at the turn of the twentieth century and concerns a small group of students from an all-female college who vanish, along with a chaperone, while on a St. Valentine’s Day outing. Less a mystery than a journey into the mystic, as well as an inquiry into issues of class and sexual repression in Australian society, Weir’s gorgeous, disquieting film is a work of poetic horror whose secrets haunt viewers to this day. – Janus Films

“One of the most hauntingly beautiful mysteries ever created on film.” – Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle

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