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The Power of the Dog

  Jane Campion

  Australia, New Zealand     127 minutes

Synopsis

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch, in a mesmerizing performance) inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother George (Jesse Plemons) brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son Peter, a wispy medical student (a terrifically unsettling Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil sets out to torment them—until he finds his own dominance threatened. Working with an extraordinary cast, master filmmaker Jane Campion (The Piano, Bright Star) remakes the American Western with this continually surprising, gorgeously photographed, and incisive psychological drama about manhood, intimacy, and revenge.

 English 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Sun, Oct 17 @ 6:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

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In-Theater Screening

Mon, Oct 18 @ 8:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

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Film Credits

  •   Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier
  •   Peter Sciberras
  •   Ari Wegner
  •   Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, Genevieve Lemon, Keith Carradine, Frances Conroy
  •   Jonny Greenwood, Composer

Sponsors

Film Patron

Penelope R. Steiner