Laurie Anderson's 75-minute film Heart of a Dog had a brief theatrical run following some festival appearances (Telluride, TIFF, Venice, etc), and is slated to air on HBO on April 25th. Yesterday the Criterion Collection announced that the film will be available through their online platform for the month of March.
"The intimate and moving nonfiction feature centers on the passing of Anderson’s late, beloved terrier Lolabelle, using that loss as a starting point for a meditation on life, love, and death.
Fusing her own witty, inquisitive narration with original violin compositions, hand-drawn animation, 8 mm 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. The result is a film that examines how stories are constructed and told, and how we use them to make sense of our lives."
- Criterion Press release
Watch the trailer here: