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Heart of a Dog - Preview

Heart of a Dog

Preview by Jack Foley

HELLO, little bonehead. I’ll love you forever.” So begins Heart of a Dog, a personal, touching and unforgettable film by Laurie Anderson (Home of the Brave), the internationally renowned musician, artist and filmmaker.

Cantering on Anderson’s beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle, who died in 2011, Heart of a Dog is the filmmaker’s cinematic journey through love, death and language. The film weaves together a plethora of artistic influence, including 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 have inspired 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.

Heart of a Dog opened in UK cinemas earlier this year to wide critical and audience acclaim and will be available on DVD from June 13, 2016.

Heart of a Dog is released on DVD on June 13, 2016. Order your copy from “here”:dogwoof.com/heartofadog.

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