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Laurie Anderson documentary screens at Hallwalls

It’s safe to say there was no other film in 2015 quite like Laurie Anderson’s emotionally profound, blisteringly intelligent “Heart of a Dog.” There won’t be in 2016, either, so the screening of this documentary by the “O Superman” musician and performer at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (341 Delaware Ave.) is a must-see. It screens at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, 3 and 4 at Hallwalls.

The documentary is an account of Anderson’s relationship with her late dog Lolabelle, while also a probing analysis of post-9/11 New York and her own past. (Anderson’s husband Lou Reed died in 2013.)

Contemplating Lolabelle’s realization that predators can come from the sky one minute (in this case, birds), pondering a homeland security slogan the next, Anderson’s voice-over is unforgettably funny and predictably wise. Often dreamlike (see the opening, in which Anderson imagines her bond with Lolabelle to be downright maternal) and always enthralling, “Heart of a Dog” is a unique nonfiction masterpiece.

Tickets are $8 general, $6 for students and seniors, and $5 for members. Visit for more information or to watch a trailer for the film.

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