37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Power of the Dog

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Phil and George Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons) are two of the wealthiest ranchers in 1925 Montana, with opposing personalities: Phil is charismatic yet cruel, while George is quiet yet empathetic. When George marries a young widow named Rose (Kirsten Dunst), he moves her and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) to the ranch he shares with Phil. Phil begins to torment the new arrivals, until he develops a relationship that he did not expect. The latest film in over a decade from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog is an exploration of the confines of masculinity against the backdrop of the American West. Introduction by Jody Kielbasa (VAFF)

This film will be presented with Open Captions and the on stage presentations will include ASL interpretation.

Presented by Truist

This film is part of the Women in Film series.

You can purchase a copy of the novel by Thomas Savage through the UVA Bookstore: The Power of the Dog


Saturday, October 30


8:30 PM


The Paramount Theater

Film Info

Director: Jane Campion

Runtime: 125 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2021

Country: USA, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand

Language: English

Accessibility: Open Captions

Featuring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons.