OCAP Screening: Sunday, January 23 at 4:00PM

"THE POWER OF THE DOG, Campion's newest film in 12 years, is among the year's best." - Kathleen Sachs, Chicago Reader

"Builds tremendous force, gaining its momentum through the harmonious discord of its performances, the nervous rhythms of Jonny Greenwood's score and the grandeur of its visuals." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"Brilliantly acted, insidiously gripping." - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

1925. On the barren, lonely land of Montana the Burbank brothers - kind hearted George (Jesse Plemons) and cruel Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) - are wealthy ranchers. Starkly different in demeanor and drive - the brothers live a tenuous sort of peace, with Phil serving as the callous alpha and George as the quiet second in command - until George is taken with Rose (Kirsten Dunst), a humble widow and restaurant proprietress, and mother to the delicate teenager Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee). When Rose and George begin a relationship, and Rose becomes a permanent fixture in their lives, Phil's control - on his house, his herd and himself - begins to falter. Jane Campion's (THE PIANO, THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, IN THE CUT) masterful THE POWER OF THE DOG is an ever-evolving exploration of family and love, of fear and power. Critically acclaimed and recipient of dozens of award nominations and wins, the landscapes, performances and cinematography of THE POWER OF THE DOG demand the big-screen experience. (RF) 


Awards & Nominations
Winner - Movie of the Year, AFI Awards
Winner - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Supporting Actor (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Chicago Film Critics Association 
Winner - Best Supporting Actor (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Director, New York Film Critics Circle
Winner - Best Film, Sebastiane Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival
Winner - Silver Lion, Best Director, Venice Film Festival


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