Tuesday
30
Sep
7.15pm
A rare big-screen presentation by special permission from Ingrid Weir
Back Picnic at Hanging Rock
 
Tue
30
Sep
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014 at 7.15pm
Australian season
  • Period psychological...
  • 1975
  • Australia
  • Colour
  • 110 mins.
 
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One of the most mesmerising, enigmatic and enduring mysteries ever brought to the screen, Picnic at Hanging Rocktells the story of three students and a teacher from a Victorian boarding school who vanish without a trace on a Valentine's Day excursion to Hanging Rock. With a fine ensemble cast, sumptuous cinematography and meticulous crafting, this film is a "dream within a dream"; a breakthrough film for Director Peter Weir and one of the finest productions of the 1970's New Wave in Australian cinema. Don't miss the rare opportunity to see this iconic film on the big screen!

*Special thanks to Ingrid Weir for making this screening possible.

The following link to an interview with Peter Weir may be of interest:

http://www.tabula-rasa.info/AusHorror/PeterWeir.html

Another interview is included in the Film Notes (click the film notes button).

You may like to note that, complementing our Australian season, Eden Court Cinema is showing Mystery Road directed by Ivan Sen, from Fri 12 to 18 Sept. and David Michod's new film The Rover, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson on Fri 5th Sept-Thurs 11th Sept. ECC is also showing 20,000 Days on Earth, a drama/ documentary followed by a live satellite event with Nick Cave on Thursday 17th Sept.



Director:

 
Peter Weir

Cinematographer:

 
Russell Boyd

Screenplay:

 
Cliff Green, from the novel by Joan Lindsay

Cast:

 
Rachel Roberts, Dominic Guard, Helen Morse, Jacki Weaver, Vivean Gray, Kirsty Child, Anne Lambert [Anne Louise Lambert]

More information:

 
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