Sedona International Film FestivalSedona AZ (November 22, 2021) – The Mary D. Fisher Theater is proud to present the acclaimed new drama “The Power of the Dog” premiering for a limited time: December 3-5.

“The Power of the Dog” stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst, and is written and directed by Oscar winner Jane Campion.

Charismatic breeder Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those around him.  When his brother brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
Charismatic breeder Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

Set in Montana in the 1920s, Campion’s highly anticipated new film is a gripping revisionist western awash in sublime expanses and nuances, capturing a landscape and people driven by the whimsy and madness of Western expansion.

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Savage, “The Power of the Dog” tells the story of successful breeding brothers George (Jesse Plemons) and Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) Burbank, whose relationship deteriorates when the gentler George marries a local widow. Pink.

Charismatic breeder Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife Rose (Kirsten Dunst) and son Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

Rose and Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee) arrive at the Burbank ranch – seemingly sane and naive – and attempt to fit into the family’s complex fresh-money dynamic, but are continually blocked by an unspoken sibling bond.

Cumberbatch shines in this fierce performance as a cowboy at heart, whose hurtful, macho jokes towards Peter and his mother hint at a latent threat and capacity for erratic cruelty; a sort of camouflage that only serves to suppress deep trauma and latent desire.

Proving once again that she is one of today’s greatest filmmakers, Campion delivers a fascinating study of masculinity and inner turmoil.

“The Power of the Dog” will premiere at the Mary D. Fisher Theater for a limited time from December 3-5. The sessions will take place at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, December 3; 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 4; and 7 p.m. Sunday, December 5.

Tickets cost $ 12, or $ 9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. The theater and film festival office is located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

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