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Picnic at Hanging Rock
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Martindale Hall (located near Mintaro in South Australia), was the location for Appleyard Hall, the school featured in the film.
Directed by Peter Weir
Produced by Executive producer:
A. John Graves
Patricia Lovell
Hal McElroy
Jim McElroy
Written by Novel:
Joan Lindsay
Cliff Green
Starring Anne-Louise Lambert
Rachel Roberts
Vivean Gray
Helen Morse
Kirsty Child
Dominic Guard
Music by Non-original music:
Johann Sebastian Bach
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
Cinematography Russell Boyd
Editing by Max Lemon
Distributed by Greater Union (AUS)
G.T.O. Films (UK)
Atlantic Releasing (US)
Release date(s) Australia:
8 August 1975 (1975-08-08)
United Kingdom:
31 October 1976 (1976-10-31)
United States:
November 1976 (Chicago International Film Festival)
2 February 1979 (1979-02-02) (wide)
Running time 115 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget $440,000

Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1975 Australian drama movie. It was directed by Peter Weir. It stars Anne-Louise Lambert, Helen Morse, Rachel Roberts and Vivean Gray. The movie is from the book Picnic at Hanging Rock, by author Joan Lindsay.

The film tells the story of the disappearance of several schoolgirls and their teacher. They disappear during a picnic to Hanging Rock, Victoria, on St. Valentine's Day in 1900. The movie shows the effect on the local community.

Picnic at Hanging Rock made $5,120,000 in ticket sales in Australia.


  • Nominated in 1976 for "Best Cinematography" by the British Society of Cinematographers.
  • Winner of "Best Cinematography" at the 1976 for BAFTA Awards. Also nominated for "Best Costume Design" and "Best Soundtrack".
  • Winner of "Best Cinematography" at the 1979 Saturn Awards by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. Also nominated for "Best Writing".

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