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Heart of a Dog / Watership Down

A small dog with its paw on a piano.
February 17, 2024 - 7:30 pm

Admission is free. No advance reservations. Your seat will be assigned to you when you pick up your ticket at the box office. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The box office opens one hour before the event.

The Passing

U.S., 2023

A love letter to the end of life, The Passing follows a house call veterinarian to his neighbor’s home, where she must say goodbye to her cherished four-legged companion. 

DCP, color, 17 min. 

Please note: this film depicts animal death.

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Heart of a Dog

U.S., 2015

This feature film by the multimedia artist Laurie Anderson is a layered, emotional, thoughtful documentary that examines the connection between love and death, specifically the love and death of her beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle. Narrated by Anderson, the film feels as though it expands and contracts with the narrator, following thoughts on dreams, surveillance and the emotional and intellectual intelligence of dogs. Often humorous, Heart of a Dog poetically captures the relationship between living creatures, the grief that comes with great love, and offers a reflective perspective on the transience of life. 

DCP, color, 75 min. Director: Laurie Anderson. Writer: Laurie Anderson.

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Watership Down

U.K., 1978

In this animated classic, a group of rabbits are on a perilous journey to find a new home after one of them has a terrifying premonition of their warren being destroyed. Adapted by Martin Rosen from Richard Adams’s cherished allegorical novel, Watership Down is an adored “children’s” film that does not shy away from the dangers and violence that occurs within the animal kingdom. With beautiful, naturalistic hand-drawn animation and incredible voice acting that includes John Hurt, Ralph Richardson, Richard Briers and Denholm Elliott, Watership Down is a grounded allegory about freedom amid political turmoil and oppression. 

DCP, color, 91 min. Director: Martin Rosen. Writer: Martin Rosen, Richard Adams. With: John Hurt, Ralph Richardson, Richard Briers.

Please note: this film depicts animal death.

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