Peter Weir, Picnic at Hanging Rock, 1975 (still); photo: courtesy Photofest

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Saturday, Aug 3, 2019

7 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1

$10 Members

$12 General

Introduced by John Smalley, librarian at the San Francisco Public Library

A Valentine’s Day picnic goes wrong when a group of schoolgirls and their teacher vanish without a trace. Based on Joan Lindsay’s eponymous 1967 novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock fills the Australian landscape with mystique and electric sensual repression.

Print source: Janus Films

Film Details

Director: Peter Weir

Year: 1975

Running time: 115 minutes

Country: Australia

Format: 35mm

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