OFS JANUS ESSENTIALS: PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK on 35MM
OFS JANUS ESSENTIALS:
PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK on 35MM
A post-film discussion in the mezzanine will follow the movie on November 26.
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.
Dir: Peter Weir / 1975 / AUSTRALIA / 107 min
“One of the most hauntingly beautiful mysteries ever created on film.” – Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
“This horrific tale is told with marvelous shadowy indirection and delicate lyricism.” – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
“A film of haunting mystery and buried sexual hysteria.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
SCREENING: SUN 11/26 5:00PM; WED 11/29 6:30PM; THU 11/30 9PM
Tickets available at box office 30 minutes prior to showtime.