Heart of a Dog

  • Thur Feb 18
  • Fri Feb 19*
Heart of a Dog

*Fri 19: $20 advance / $25 at door includes reception and screening of Anderson’s Home of the Brave @ 9:15 • no comps or passes accepted
adv tickets: CornellCinemaTickets.com

Laurie Anderson

Centering on Laurie Anderson’s beloved rat terrier Lolabelle, who died in 2011, Heart of a Dog is a personal essay that weaves together childhood memories, video diaries, philosophical musings on data collection, surveillance culture and the Buddhist conception of the afterlife, and heartfelt tributes to the artists, writers, musicians and thinkers who inspire her. Fusing her own witty, inquisitive narration with original violin compositions, hand-drawn animation, 8mm home movies and artwork culled from exhibitions past and present, Anderson creates a hypnotic, collage-like visual language out of the raw materials of her life and art, examining how stories are constructed and told — and how we use them to make sense of our lives. “It’s one of those movies that, as it gets its hooks into you, might make you impatient to watch it all over again.” (Telluride Film Festival)

website: heartofadogfilm.com

DCP color
1 hour 15 minutes
release year/country
2015 USA