Watching it again, almost thirty years after its release, Laurie Anderson’s vivid, elegiac concert film, Home Of The Brave, puts paid to all those tired tropes of the artist being ahead of her time. She’s not. She’s just ruthlessly, surgically, of her time. Displaying, discussing and dissecting what it is that troubles us at any given time and place, Anderson’s always been part performance artist, part therapist – here riffing on everything from the binary system to anodyne TV quiz shows. The film benefits from a slew of Anderson’s strongest songs too – notably duets with Peter Gabriel and William Burroughs on stand out tracks Excellent Birds and Sharkey’s Day. Go see.

Kazimier Garden
1 March

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