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Speed Cinema Presents: The Power of the Dog

December 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Power of the Dog
Directed by Jane Campion

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$12 / $8 Speed members

Please note: All guests age 12 or older must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours to attend any event or program at the Speed requiring registration, including workshops, lectures, After Hours, and Cinema Screenings. Proof of vaccination is not currently required for general admission to the Museum or its exhibitions.

“Campion’s modern Western presses against a razor-thin membrane between gentleness and cruelty.”—Siddhant Adlakha, Observer

Through her adaption of Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel, director Jane Campion orchestrates a searing portrait of toxic masculinity set in the early 20th century across a visually breathtaking stretch of Montana.

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those around him. He’s a cowboy as raw as his hides. Quiet and cunning, he rules over the ranch along with his straight-arrow brother George (Jesse Plemons).

When George brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil’s sense of place is upset, and he unleashes a calculated plan to undermine and intimidate the new family members.

What follows is a powerful drama that portrays the ruthlessness of the world against the weak and the vulnerable. In Campion’s visionary direction, the compassion, irony, and splendor of the story are exposed.

Campion was awarded Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival. 2021, U.S., DCP, 127 minutes. Rated R.

Details

Date:
December 5, 2021
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm