The best Laurie Anderson’s movies

Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson

05/06/1947 (77 años)
If you love cinema, you will share this ranking of the best Laurie Anderson’s movies, although you may have ordered them differently. In any case, we hope you love it and with a little luck discovering a movie that you still don’t know about Laurie Anderson.
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The Rugrats Movie

The Rugrats Movie
5.9/10
Annoyed by the responsibility of being an older brother to Dil, Tommy sets out with Phil and Lil to return his baby brother to the hospital. But on the journey, they get lost in the woods.

Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

Feminists: What Were They Thinking?
7.1/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 19/02/2018
  • Character: Herself
In 1977, a book of photographs captured an awakening - women shedding the cultural restrictions of their childhoods and embracing their full humanity. This documentary revisits those photos, those women and those times and takes aim at our culture today that alarmingly shows the need for continued change.

Uncle Howard

Uncle Howard
7/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 10/03/2017
  • Character: Self (archive footage)
When Howard Brookner lost his life to AIDS in 1989, the 35-year-old director had completed two feature documentaries and was in post-production on his narrative debut, Bloodhounds of Broadway. Twenty-five years later, his nephew, Aaron, sets out on a quest to find the lost negative of Burroughs: The Movie, his uncle's critically-acclaimed portrait of legendary author William S. Burroughs. When Aaron uncovers Howard's extensive archive in Burroughs’ bunker, it not only revives the film for a new generation, but also opens a vibrant window on New York City’s creative culture from the 1970s and ‘80s, and inspires a wide-ranging exploration of his beloved uncle's legacy.

Heart of a Dog

Heart of a Dog
7/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 21/10/2015
  • Character: Narrator
Lyrical and powerfully personal essay film that reflects on the deaths of her husband Lou Reed, her mother, her beloved dog, and such diverse subjects as family memories, surveillance, and Buddhist teachings.

Music

Music
8/10
The story of music and the music industry told through interviews with musicians, composers and producers across genres.

Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait

Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait
6.8/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 05/05/2017
  • Character: Herself
A chronicle of the personal life and public career of the celebrated artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel.

The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family'

The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family'
5.8/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 09/01/2002
  • Character: Self
Featuring inverviews from: Afrika Bambaataa, Ashford & Simpson, Jackson Browne, Kim Burell, Taylor Dayne, Carmen Electra, Faith Evans, Roberta Flack, Joel Gray, Kc & the Sunshine Band, Eartha Kitt, Patti Labelle, Queen Latifah and more?

Sisters with Transistors

Sisters with Transistors
7.4/10
Think of early electronic music and you’ll likely see men pushing buttons, knobs, and boundaries. While electronic music is often perceived as a boys' club, the truth is that from the very beginning women have been integral in inventing the devices, techniques and tropes that would define the shape of sound for years to come.

Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave
7.9/10
  • Genre: DocumentaryMusic
  • Release: 27/04/1986
  • Character: Herself / Fenway Bergamot / The Voice of Reason
Home of the Brave is a 1986 American concert film directed by and featuring the music of Laurie Anderson. The film's full on-screen title is Home of the Brave: A Film by Laurie Anderson. The performances were filmed at the Park Theater in Union City, NJ, during the summer of 1985. The film included appearances by guitarist Adrian Belew, author William S. Burroughs (who famously briefly dances a slow tango with Anderson during one song), keyboardist Joy Askew, and percussionist David Van Tieghem. Also, Barry Sonnenfeld, who was early in his movie-making career, receives an early film credit for operating second projection camera on this film.

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within
7.1/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 05/11/2010
  • Character: Self
A riveting and emotional journey into the world of writer William S. Burroughs, a man considered as cold as an iceberg on a winter night.

All Star Video

All Star Video
A compilation of avant-garde artwork and talent of the mid to late 20th century hosted by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

System Without Shadow

System Without Shadow
6.5/10
Computer operator Faber works on securing computers for big companies and banks. His private life is rather dull until he meets a strange women, Juliet and falls in love. Her friend convinces Faber to exploit his knowledge to rob a bank.

Good Morning, Mr. Orwell

Good Morning, Mr. Orwell
  • Genre: ComedyMusic
  • Release: 01/01/1984
  • Character: Self (archive footage)
In his book "1984", George Orwell saw the television of the future as a control instrument in the hands of Big Brother. Right at the start of the much-anticipated Orwellian year, Paik and Co. were keen to demonstrate satellite TV's ability to serve positive ends-- Namely, the intercontinental exchange of culture, combining both highbrow and entertainment elements. A live broadcast shared between WNET TV in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, linked up with broadcasters in Germany and South Korea, reached a worldwide audience of over 10 or even 25 million (including the later repeat transmissions).

Heavy Petting

Heavy Petting
6.1/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 01/01/1989
  • Character: Herself
HEAVY PETTING is a hilarious and salacious exploration of the sexual mores of the 50's as seen through the eyes of a generation that lived through the Sexual Revolution. Creative baby boomers-- including musician David Byrne, performance artist Spalding Gray, comedian Sandra Bernhard, radical activist Abbie Hoffman, and poet Allen Ginsberg-- candidly recall their sexual coming-f-age tales in intimate interviews. Joyously campy and refreshingly carefree, HEAVY PETTING blends humorous, unbelievable footage of unhelpful sex-ed films with classic snippets of THE WILD ONE and Elvis' hip gyrations, not to mention Bernhard talking about playing "doctor", always observant Ginsberg on a disastrous encounter with a girl, and Byrne on the childhood myths of masturbation. Eternal mysteries such as the female orgasm, the universal appeal of Marilyn Monroe, and the rituals of high school are laid bare by this lovable group of characters.

Call Us Ishmael

Call Us Ishmael
7.2/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 14/04/2018
  • Character: Herself
Each and every year hundreds of people flock to New Bedford, MA in bleak mid-winter to partake in a celebration like none other. They read this single book out loud over the course of two full days without stopping. All of these people have one thing in common: they are obsessed with Moby Dick, the book that most call the Great American Novel.

14 Americans: Directions of the 1970s

14 Americans: Directions of the 1970s
  • Release: 01/09/1981
  • Character: Herself
The multiple means of making art after the end of illusionism led these artists to create performances, sculptures, earthworks, tableaux, furniture, shaped canvases, and more, using unusual materials. They explore the process of making forms and giving meanings to those forms. In this idea art, their focus is as often social and psychological as artistic. Some of their activities enlist engineering and construction techniques, others compose texts or scripts that are central to their art. Some cast the viewer in the role of a spectator, while the others demand active participation. The sources for their concepts and art works are equally diverse; the delicate proportions and balance of Early Renaissance painting, the exploration of the surface of the moon, the structure and inventions of vernacular architects, to name only a few.

Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film

Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film
7.8/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 01/09/2006
  • Character: Narrator
Ric Burns unearths rarely seen footage and offers keen observations on the life and artistic influence of Andy Warhol.

Talk Normal

Talk Normal
At the '87 Tokyo International Video Biennale, held at Spiral Hall, performance artist Laurie Anderson gave the unforgettable lecture-demonstration, "Talk Normal". In "Talk Normal", Anderson discusses the many elements that distinguish her work, from the unique violins that serve as her alter egos, to her video clone, to her experiments with electronics and her personal homage to Oscar Schlemmer's Bauhaus dances. Through excerpts from the film Home of the Brave, the television program What You Mean We?, and the music videos for her songs O Superman and Sharkey's Day, Anderson draws you into an eclectic world where sight and sound are united. In "Talk Normal", New York's best known performance artist talks about herself.

Peter Gabriel - So

Peter Gabriel - So
7.6/10
This addition to the acclaimed & award winning Classic Albums series tells the story behind the making of Peter Gabriel's 1986 album "So". It was Gabriel's fifth solo album and the first one to have a title (the others all having just been called "Peter Gabriel" ). The album spawned a number of hit singles on both sides of the Atlantic including "Sledgehammer", "Big Time", "Don't Give Up" (a duet with Kate Bush) and "In Your Eyes" which drove "So" to multi-platinum sales, the No.1 spot in the UK and No.2 in the US. So was very much an album of the MTV generation and the distinctive videos for tracks like "Sledgehammer", "Red Rain", "Big Time" and "Don't Give Up" were key factors in the album's success.

Yoko Ono Lennon's Courage Awards 2016: Laurie Anderson, Mohammad el Gharani, Eileen Boxer, RoseLee Goldberg, LoftOpera

Yoko Ono Lennon's Courage Awards 2016: Laurie Anderson, Mohammad el Gharani, Eileen Boxer, RoseLee Goldberg, LoftOpera
  • Release: 08/05/2016
Yoko Ono Lennon's Courage Awards 2016

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