READ MORE: Telluride Review: Laurie Anderson’s Lovely ‘Heart of a Dog’ Will Break Your Heart
A meditative, heartbreaking new trailer has been released for musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson’s nonfiction film, “Heart of a Dog.” After the death of her terrier, Lolabelle, Anderson digs into the love she had for her dog and what that may say about death, art, music and life in general.
Using her own artwork, animation and 8mm home video, along with a score made up of her own compositions, Anderson attempts to help Lolabelle through the trials she will face after death, all while dissecting what it means for the living when a loved one passes away.
“Heart of a Dog” premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, where Indiewire Chief Film Critic Eric Kohn gave it a glowing A review. The film will be released theatrically at Film Forum in New York on October 21, followed by a national release in the subsequent weeks. The film will also be released on HBO in 2016.