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Heart of a Dog (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 March 2016 (USA)
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Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson reflects on her relationship with her beloved terrier Lolabelle.


Laurie Anderson


Laurie Anderson
4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Laurie Anderson ... Herself, narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Archie Archie ... Rat Terrier
Jason Berg Jason Berg ... Veterinarian
Heung-Heung Chin Heung-Heung Chin ... Dog Walker
Bob Currie Bob Currie ... Doctor
Paul Davidson Paul Davidson ... Farmer
Dustin Guy Defa ... Gordon Matta-Clark (as Dustin Defa)
Etta Etta ... Poodle
Evelyn Fleder Evelyn Fleder ... Grandmother
Willy Friedman Willy Friedman ... Man Hit By Duck
Gatto Gatto ... Rat Terrier
Sasha Grossman Sasha Grossman ... Nurse
Kurt Gutenbrunner Kurt Gutenbrunner ... Chef
Charlie Hafitz Charlie Hafitz ... Patient on Gurney
Lucy Hafitz Lucy Hafitz ... Girl in Pool


Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson reflects on her relationship with her beloved terrier Lolabelle.

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What do you see when you close your eyes?




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USA | France



Release Date:

1 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corazón de perro See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,893, 23 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$418,571, 27 March 2016
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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Laurie Anderson, the film was shot on her iPhone and other small digital devices. See more »


[from trailer]
Herself, narrator: I wanna tell you a story about a story, and it's about the time I discovered that most adults have no idea what they're talking about.
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The Lake
and "Flow" from Homeland (2010)
Written and performed by Laurie Anderson
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
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Video meditation over death
5 November 2015 | by Joerg-RuppeSee all my reviews

Now Laurie Anderson isn't really a musician, she is an artist using all kinds of modern media and her concerts are more impressive than her audio CDs. I wasn't really sure what to expect of this film and fortunately it isn't as artsy as many of the works of video artists often are are, where - as usually in modern art - you have to make sense of the material yourself, somehow; no, this is a very watchable film with Laurie spreading out memories and thoughts about her rat terrier Archie and her mother, both of which have passed away rather recently. Also of course, her husband, the rock musician Lou Reed, had died only 2 years ago so the topic of death seems a very natural one in those circumstances. Still, this is not a sad or bitter film but at best maybe a melancholic but often also a happy one with an emphasis on cheerful memories. It is a meditation on life and death spoken in her very soft singsong voice.

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