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PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK
May 25, 2018  | By David Bianculli

Amazon Prime Video, 3:00 a.m. ET

 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: Peter Weir shot his haunting version of Picnic at Hanging Rock on location in 1975, making a dreamily moody movie in Australia that gave him, and the Australian movie industry, a major boost. Based on a short novel that some people (but not all) believe was based on fact, it now stars Natalie Dormer as Mrs. Appleyard – the owner of a young girls’ finishing school in 1900, where, on Valentine’s Day, some of her students, and one of her teachers, mysteriously disappeared during a holiday picnic. For my full review on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross,visit the Fresh Air website.
 
 
 
 
 
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