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Laurie Anderson’s New Film Opens at Music Box Theatre

Laurie Anderson

The new film Heart of a Dog is a personal essay by renowned performance artist Laurie Anderson that weaves together childhood memories, video diaries, philosophical musings on data collection, surveillance culture, the Buddhist conception of the afterlife and heartfelt tributes to the artists, writers, musicians and thinkers that inspire her.

Fusing her own witty, inquisitive narration with original violin compositions, hand-drawn animation, 8 mm home movies and artwork culled from exhibitions, Anderson creates a hypnotic montage of the raw materials of her life and art, examining how stories are constructed and told, including how we use them to make sense of our lives.


Heart of a Dog will open on Nov. 13 at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. View the trailer at and buy tickets at