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Heart of a Dog

Laurie Anderson

 
Heart of a Dog (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • United States
  • 2015
  • 75 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English
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  • Spine #846

Heart of a Dog marks the first feature film in thirty years by multimedia artist Laurie Anderson. A cinematic tone poem that flows from a sustained meditation on death and other forms of absence, the film seamlessly weaves together thoughts on Tibetan Buddhism, reincarnation, the modern surveillance state, and the artistic lives of dogs, with an elegy for the filmmaker’s beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle, at its heart. Narrated by Anderson with her characteristic wry wit, and featuring a plaintive, free-form score by the filmmaker, the tender and provocative Heart of a Dog continues Anderson’s four-and-a-half-decade career of imbuing the everyday with a sense of dreamlike wonder.

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • High-definition digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate no-music soundtrack
  • New conversation between director Laurie Anderson and coproducer Jake Perlin
  • Footage of Anderson’s 2016 Concert for Dogs
  • Deleted scenes
  • Lolabelle’s video Christmas card
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Glenn Kenny

    New cover by Fred Davis, based on a drawing by Laurie Anderson

Film Essays

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Heart of a Dog: Enough Time to Hold Love in Your Grasp

By Glenn Kenny December 06, 2016

This elegiac meditation on impermanence showcases Laurie Anderson’s playfully experimental approach to sound and image. Read more »

Video

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Laurie Anderson on Bringing the Stage to the Screen

December 07, 2016

Three decades after her concert film Home of the Brave, multimedia artist Laurie Anderson returned to the big screen with her 2015 sophomore feature, Heart of a Dog. In this visually intricate, . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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Heart of a Dog: Enough Time to Hold Love in Your Grasp

By Glenn Kenny December 06, 2016

This elegiac meditation on impermanence showcases Laurie Anderson’s playfully experimental approach to sound and image. Read more »


Clippings

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Laurie Anderson Gives a Concert for Dogs on Colbert

March 17, 2016

We were thrilled to present the digital premiere earlier this month of Heart of a Dog, Laurie Anderson’s moving meditation on love, loss, and terriers, which continues its exclusive limited . . . Read more »


Features

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Art of a Dog

By Jessica Barrow Dawson March 11, 2016

Consider the story of Lolabelle, the rat terrier cast by Laurie Anderson—her human companion—in Anderson’s stirring, tender film Heart of a Dog. In extraordinary footage, Anderson reveals her . . . Read more »


Announcements

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Presenting Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog

February 26, 2016

The Criterion Collection is proud to announce the digital premiere of Laurie Anderson’s beautiful new film Heart of a Dog, which will have an exclusive engagement on iTunes and Vudu March 1–29. . . . Read more »

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