“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, collagelike visual language out of the raw materials of her life and art, examining ways that stories are constructed and told—and how we use them to make sense of our lives. 2015, France/US, 75 minutes.
Free Member Screenings
Screenings are only open to Walker and IFP MN members. Free tickets are available starting at 5 pm on screening nights on a first-come, first-served basis; two tickets per membership. Please bring your membership card.
Beginning January 5, Walker Film Club and IFP MN members can reserve two free tickets in advance; ticket orders must be received by 12 noon on day of screening.
- Walker Film Club: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612.375.7652.
- IFP MN members: RSVP at www.ifpmn.org.