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Doors open 7PM | Show starts at 7:30PM

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Event Info

Thursday April 13th, Doors open at 7PM – screening begins at 7:30pm.
Meetings are every second Thursday of the month.

Empress Theatre Film Club Meeting and Screening – Heart of a Dog

Musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson reflects on the deaths of her husband Lou Reed, her mother and her beloved terrier Lolabelle.

Heart of a Dog was commissioned by Franco-German TV station Arte and centers on Anderson’s remembrances of her late beloved piano-playing and finger-painting dog Lolabelle. Scenes range from realistic footage from the animal’s life to imagined scenes of Lolabelle’s passage through the bardo. The dog was trained by Elisabeth Weiss. The film also features reflections on life and death, including Anderson’s experiences in downtown New York after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Theatrical release poster

Theatrical release poster

Directed by Laurie Anderson
Release date

September 4, 2015

Running time
75 minutes
Country United States
Language English