Wednesday Movie Night: The Power of the Dog (New Release)
THE POWER OF THE DOG
11:30 AM | 3:00 PM | 8:00 PM
Already one of the most nominated movies for the Golden Globes, and expected to be recognized at the Oscars, The Power of the Dog is the latest film from the Oscar winning Director of The Piano, Jane Campion. In fact, “The Power of the Dog” has won wide acclaim since its premiere at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year, including three awards from the New York Film Critics Circle.
The film, based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel and set in 1925 Montana, focuses on two rancher brothers who become increasingly estranged after the younger (Jesse Plemons) marries a widow (Kirsten Dunst) with a nearly grown son who’s studying to be a surgeon (Kodi Smit-McPhee). The older brother, a hard-charging rancher (Benedict Cumberbatch), is witheringly cruel to both his sister-in-law (who increasingly turns to alcohol to numb her anxiety) and her son, whom he mocks as a “sissy” boy while encouraging the other ranch hands to join in the abuse. But young Peter has a trick or two up his sleeve — and he manages to exact his revenge in a subtle way that is devastating in its understatement and true to his quiet, watchful character.
Genres: Drama, Romance, Western
Release Date: December 1, 2021
Running Time: 2h 6m