Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975). In 35 mm, 115 min.
To supplement the exhibit Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art, we present three films that explore the mystical connection between Aboriginal peoples and the land that is the sacred matrix of their past, present and future dreams. Western civilizations own real estate, whereas the Aboriginals are “owned” by the land, and express its primal forces in their temporal and spiritual lives.
Picnic at Hanging Rock, one of the great cinematic experiences of ultimate mystery, finds Victorian schoolgirls gripped by an occurrence that expresses the western world's inability to grasp the deep meanings of the land they occupy.
Prices above are for the entire film series. Series tickets may be purchased online, at the Ticketing Desk at any of SAM's three sites, or over the phone with a credit card by calling the SAM Box Office at 206.654.3121.
Single-film tickets are $8 for everyone, sold day of show at the auditorium (cash/check only).