Home of the Brave

Director: Laurie Anderson
USA / 1986 / 90 min

Legendary performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson directs and stars in this documentary about her multimedia theatrical presentation, which was filmed live at the Park Theater in New Jersey during the summer of 1985. Her offbeat, exhilarating show is a mixture of song, poetry, film, and whimsy, featuring guest appearances by author William S. Burroughs, guitarist Adrian Belew, and percussionist David Van Tieghem and including the songs “Excellent Birds,” “Smoke Rings,” “Language Is a Virus,” and “Talk Normal.”