7th CUFF.Docs

Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2019 Globe Cinema, Calgary

Heart of a Dog

USA, 2015
Archives 2015
Heart Of A Dog
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description

“Hello, little bonehead. I’ll love you forever.” So begins HEART OF A DOG, creative pioneer Laurie Anderson’s wry, wondrous and unforgettable cinematic journey through love, death and language. The film centers on Anderson’s beloved rat terrier Lolabelle, who died in 2011, during a succession of family deaths that also included Anderson’s mother, Mary Louise, and husband, Lou Reed. HEART OF A DOG is a personal essay that weaves together childhood memories, video diaries, philosophical musings on data collection, surveillance culture, the Buddhist conception of the afterlife, and heartfelt tributes to the artists, writers, musicians and thinkers who inspire her.

OFFICIAL SELECTION:

Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Telluride Film Festival 2015
New York Film Festival 2015
Venice Film Festival 2015

DIRECTOR BIO:

Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned — and daring — creative pioneers. She is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. As writer, director, visual artist and vocalist she has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater and experimental music.

press for Heart of a Dog

"Haunting and celebratory at once, "Heart of a Dog" ultimately amounts to a contemplation of mortality."
- INDIEWIRE
"Laurie Anderson's first feature film in nearly 30 years is a goofy, lyrical paean to puppy love and an inimitable meditation on love, memory and language."
- VARIETY

details

Experimental / Female Filmmaker

75 Minutes

credits

Director
Laurie Anderson

Producer
Laurie Anderson

Screenplay
Laurie Anderson

Cinematographers
Toshiaki Ozawa, Joshua Zucker-Pluda

Editing
Melody London, Katherine Nolfi

Website
http://www.heartofadogfilm.com

Soundtrack
http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/heart-of-a-dog

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