SPIRITUALITY - Hosted by Fred Craden
Artist Laurie Anderson pays tribute to her late, beloved dog in this deeply personal cinematic collage on love, death and the multi-faceted language we use to make sense of our lives.
Heart of a Dog marks the first feature film in thirty years by multimedia artist Laurie Anderson. A cinematic tone poem that flows from a sustained meditation on death and other forms of absence, the film seamlessly weaves together thoughts on Tibetan Buddhism, reincarnation, the modern surveillance state, and the artistic lives of dogs, with an elegy for the filmmaker’s beloved terrier, Lolabelle, at its heart. Narrated by Anderson with her characteristic wry wit, and featuring a plaintive, freeform score by the filmmaker, the tender and provocative Heart of a Dog continues Anderson’s four-and-a-half-decade career of imbuing the everyday with a sense of dreamlike wonder. (USA, 2015, 75 min., English, NR, DCP | Dir. Laurie Anderson)
“DREAMY, DRIFTY and ALTOGETHER LOVELY. It joyfully embraces silliness. - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"Wildly inventive...Philosophically astute, emotionally charged." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times