"Heart of a Dog" will be screened at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Jan. 31. PHOTO COURTESY OF LAURIE ANDERSON

Anderson’s film tells dog’s tale



SOUTHWEST HARBOR — “Heart of a Dog,” Laurie Anderson’s 2015 Academy Award-nominated film, will be screened at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m.

By turns funny, sad, wise and altogether beguiling,” said a press release, “this is Laurie Anderson’s lovely meditation on life, love, loss, dogs and much more.”

Anderson is a songwriter, visual and performance artist, musician and NASA’s first (2003) artist-in-residence. “Heart of a Dog” is not a dramatic film or a documentary, but it is a story, a memoir, told by the filmmaker in her “mesmerizing voice” about her dog, Lolabelle, her mother and her husband, Lou Reed. It’s also about how memory sustains us.

The event is free and open to the public. Call the library at 244-7065.

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