The mysteries of Picnic at Hanging Rock live on, even for the director himself. In this excerpt from a 2003 interview on our new special edition of the film, Peter Weir reminisces about how the project first came to him and reveals that Picnic novelist Joan Lindsay wouldn’t even tell him what “really” happened to the girls in the story—no matter how much he asked.
Digging Through Movie History at Chaplin’s Studios
Film scholar Craig Barron gives us a tour of the studios on whose back lot Charlie Chaplin built the set for his final film of the silent era, The Circus.
Career Women in the Land of Lubitsch
Critics Molly Haskell and Farran Smith Nehme talk about the highly idiosyncratic heroines who populate Ernst Lubitsch’s comedies, including the protagonist of his final film, Cluny Brown.
Ritwik Ghatak’s Pursuit of Truth Beyond Realism
Acclaimed Indian filmmakers Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Kumar Shahani discuss how the Bengali master mixed expressionism and naturalism in his devastating domestic tragedy The Cloud-Capped Star.