2nd Screening of HEART OF A DOG with Laurie Anderson

Film still from Heart of a Dog. Courtesy Laurie Anderson


75 minutes. Unrated.

We are thrilled to host a screening of the new lyrical and powerful personal essay film, HEART OF A DOG, focused on death, family memories, and Buddhist teachings by renowned multidisciplinary artist Laurie Anderson, who will be in attendance. (c 2015, 75 minutes).

"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.

Centering on 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. 

"SPELLBINDING. Smart, silly, sad, and relentlessly honest — one of the most moving and provocative films you'll see this year." - Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine 

“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

“A CELEBRATION! One of the most invigorating and alive films of the year.” - Brian Tallerico, rogerebert.com

“HAUNTING and BEGUILING... Alive with lyrical insights.” - Eric Kohn, Indiewire 

“MESMERIZING! Made me laugh, think hard and cry... It broke me down and filled me up.” - Janice Page, The Boston Globe 

“The kind of film you want to fall into and get lost in.” - Steve Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times 

“A darkly playful sense of humor...goofy, serious, lyrical and beguiling.” - Justin Chang, Variety 

“Lovely and poetic...‘Heart of A Dog’ is a generous gift from Anderson... she makes sure the audience leaves with a dose of hope as she celebrates life in deeply sincere and at times humorous ways.“ - Tomris Laffly, Film International 

Facebook: @LaurieAnderson 

Twitter: @OnlyAnExpert  @HeartOfADogFilm  


Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by the generous support of The Corcoran Group and Bridgehampton National Bank.

HEART OF A DOG with Laurie Anderson

2nd Showing
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 7:30pm
ticket group
$10 | Free for Members
Includes Museum admission.
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