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The Moviegoer, Oct. 21-27

Lessons Learned: Teachers and Students on Film Australian director Peter Weir’s 1975 classic, Picnic at Hanging Rock, is a sun-drenched but utterly haunting tale of a group of schoolgirls, all lovely in their long-white dresses, who disappear along with one of their teachers at a Valentine’s Day picnic. The series continues with Akira Kurosawa’s 1993 Madadayo (Nov. 2) and 1967’s To Sir, With Love starring Sidney Poitier (Nov. 9). Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 449-6840. “Picnic,” Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m. Free with museum admission.