Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Heart of a Dog
  • Heart of a Dog
  • Film
  • 3/2/2016
  • 18:30-20:30
  • Lawrence, Kansas
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence Arts Center
Event Description
Topping the list of The New York Times film critic A. O. Scott’s “Best Movies of 2015”, Heart of a Dog is a poetic and personal essay on love, loss and the passage of time by pioneering multi-media artist Laurie Anderson. Centering on a beloved terrier companion, Heart of a Dog fuses Anderson’s own witty, inquisitive narration with original violin compositions, hand-drawn animation, 8mm home movies, video diaries, and philosophical musings on data collection, surveillance culture and the Buddhist conception of the afterlife. The result is a hypnotic collage created from the raw materials of her life and art, examining how stories are constructed and told —and how we use them to make sense of our lives. This exclusive Lawrence screening is followed by a discussion with distinguished panelists Peter Luckey, senior pastor at Plymouth Congregational Church; Christie Dobson, drama therapist, co-founder of WOLF (Women of Lawrence Film), and director of Ballard Center; and Raven Rajani, founder and director of Loving Paws Animal-Assisted Therapy, the only program of its kind serving Douglas County. Running time: 75 min. Official trailer: http://www.heartofadogfilm.com/. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at http://bit.ly/1PD6z6g or at the door.