25 Must-See Movies at Toronto Film Festival 2015

From Oscar-buzzed biopics to music docs on Arcade Fire and Aretha, our can't-miss picks for the fall's biggest film fest

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'Heart of a Dog'
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'Heart of a Dog'

Laurie Anderson's painful personal cine-essay explores the idea of healing after grieving — a subject she's all too familiar with, having lost her mother, her pet and her husband Lou Reed in quick succession. Her multimedia projects have never been less than fascinating, and this deep-dive into death and rebirth (complete with animation, meditations on Buddhism, home movies and her own musical odds and ends) sounds like it both builds off of and transcends her past performance-art works.

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