Home of the Brave

  • Fri Feb 19
    9:15*
Home of the Brave

*$10 all (or $20 adv/$25 door w/ Heart of a Dog) • no comps or passes accepted
adv tickets: CornellCinemaTickets.com

director:
Laurie Anderson
cast:
Laurie Anderson, William S. Burroughs

Says Laurie Anderson, “My work is a combination of film, music, electronics, storytelling, dancing, social commentary, impersonation, animation and anything else I come up with. What I do has been described as ‘high-tech opera,’ ‘live art,’ ‘electronic stand-up comedy,’ ‘avant-rock,’ and that clumsy label ‘performance art,’ which always sounded to me like a bad translation from German. Fortunately, nobody knows what ‘performance art’ refers to.” “Lensed in the New York area, largely in a studio and in part before a live audience, Home of the Brave is an eye-popping tapestry stitched with video, chaotic choreography, subtitles, and wild props such as dancing shirts and a so-called drum suit that turns the singer’s entire body into a percussive instrument.” (Variety) Tracks include “Excellent Birds,” “Sharkey’s Day,” and “Language is a Virus.”

format
35mm color
runtime
1 hour 30 minutes
release year/country
1986 USA