Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen’s new monthly film club, in partnership with indie distributor Dogwoof, will be screening experimental artist Laurie Anderson’s beautiful feature length ‘Heart Of A Dog’ on Monday 11 July. As well as tickets for just £2.50 if you bring your four legged friend, to really make your hound feel at home, they’ll also be a complimentary packet of Billy & Margot Dog Popcorn to munch while they watch. Woof!
Dedicated to Anderson’s late husband Lou Reed (who floats almost unseen throughout), Heart of a Dog takes, as a jumping off point, the recent passing of Anderson’s beloved terrier Lolabelle. Touching on what her love for her dog means to her by processing her childhood, music, and her life as an artist, Anderson draws upon her childhood experiences and political beliefs as she lovingly tries to help Lolabelle’s spirit face the immediate tribulations it will experience immediately after death.
Aided by a beautiful use of her own compositions, animation and 8 millimetre film from her family archive, Anderson creates a gorgeous tapestry on love and loss – reminding us that every love story is a ghost story.
The film will be screened in the atmospheric live room of Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, a room laden with live music history (Florence & The Machine, Foals, Grimes, Mumford & Sons, Django Django, Grimes and Savages all played here very early in their careers).
View the trailer here
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Date: Monday 11 July 2016, (19:30 – 21:30)
Address: Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (live room), 2-4 Hoxton Square I London, N1 6NU
Tickets £5 (£2.50 with dog) and include Dog Popcorn