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Laurie Anderson's new film, Heart of a Dog, has been nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. "This year’s nominees are a testament to the strength, vitality and diversity of independent, artist-driven filmmaking," said Film Independent President Josh Welsh. "It’s an astonishingly strong group of films and performances this year and we look forward to celebrating them all at the Spirit Awards." Winners will be announced on February 27, 2016; the awards ceremony will be broadcast live on IFC.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News FilmFilmWednesday, November 11, 2015|0 comments
Laurie Anderson's new film, Heart of a Dog, has been nominated for three Cinema Eye Honors awards for Nonfiction Filmmaking: Outstanding Achievement in Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation, and Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score. The nominees were announced a reception in Copenhagen, Denmark, this evening. Winners will be announced at the 9th annual Cinema Eye Honors Ceremony on January 13, 2016, at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. Heart of a Dog, now showing in select theaters, opens in additional theaters across the US this weekend.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News FilmFilmMonday, November 9, 2015|0 comments
Laurie Anderson's new film, Heart of a Dog, which is currently showing at select theaters in NY and LA, was shown at the New York Film Festival last month. Following the screening, Anderson sat down with New York Film Festival director Kent Jones for a brief discussion of the film. You can now watch their conversation here. Heart of a Dog will open in additional theaters this coming weekend in California, Chicago, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas, and still more in the weeks that follow.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Film VideoFilmThursday, November 5, 2015|0 comments
Laurie Anderson's film Heart of a Dog, which began its theatrical run at the Film Forum in NYC last month, has extended its run there, and opens at the Nuart in LA, where Anderson will participate in Q&A sessions this weekend. It also opens in additional theaters in New York and New Jersey and will been shown at the Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville on Friday. The Los Angeles Times calls it "transfixing," saying it's Anderson's spirit, "beautifully inquisitive, witty, open, lyrical and generous—that makes Heart of a Dog so dreamily memorable." The film will open in more theaters across the country in the coming weeks. The soundtrack is available everywhere now on Nonesuch Records.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News FilmFilmFriday, October 30, 2015|0 comments
Paul Thomas Anderson's film Junun, which documents the recording of Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express's forthcoming album of the same name, received its world premiere at Lincoln Center as part of the New York Film Festival on October 8. After the screening, Anderson joined festival director Kent Jones for a brief discussion of the film. Their conversation opens a recent episode of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's podcast, The Close-Up, which calls Junun "pure magic." Hear the podcast here.