Heart of a Dog
First screened in October 2015
Director: Laurie Anderson. Documentary evoking the life and death of Anderson's dog, as an aperture into reflections on storytelling, memory, politics, and intimacy. Twitter Capsule:
Griefs for dog, nation, parent, partner unpacked with warmth, lucidity, and weirdness. Not a funeral. A passageway.
Laurie Anderson's dog playing piano is the new Denis Lavant playing accordion. All films should halt for one of Lolabell's benefit concerts.
A great double-bill with Godard's Goodbye to Language. An instantly seminal addition to the swelling field of animal studies. An unexpected wonder from a master of other arts.