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.

Second Capsule: Laurie Anderson's dog playing piano is the new Denis Lavant playing accordion. All films should halt for one of Lolabell's benefit concerts.

VOR:   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.

Photo © 2015 Abramorama/Canal Street/HBO Documentary Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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