Sunday, January 10, 2016
HEART OF A DOG, new film by LAURIE ANDERSON
EXTRAORDINARY FILM. We (my Intermedia Art class at Cornell College) went to see her at the Englert Theatre two years ago - the "show" was free and open to anyone. She did not "perform" in her usual way, instead she was just herself, vulnerable and open. If I had to sum up what we witnessed it was Laurie Anderson is her process-mode - thinking, creating, letting her audience in on how she makes her work. She showed us snippets of this film, Heart of a Dog.
My friend Rene and I saw this film late last year, 2015, at our local independent film house - FilmScene. When you get the chance to see it - do. It is very experimental, nonlinear and personal, but universal in her topics. Death...storytelling...and intimacy -- what a film...!
Here is a good interview with her and Terri Gross.