Patti Smith: Dream of Life

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Director: STEVEN SEBRING

Shot over 11 years, photographer Steven Sebring’s Patti Smith: Dream of Life travels Smith’s mystical interior terrain—the ideas, losses, and memories she wrestles with—as much as tracing her outward adventures.

She produced her own art installation, published books of poetry and traveled in the same circles as Andy Warhol and her dear friend (and former lover) Robert Mapplethorpe. Layered with mesmerizing recitations, music, and narration, the fluid journey incorporates her raw performances, graveyard pilgrimages and politi- cal rallies, archival nuggets, and vérité moments with her working-class parents, children, and friends and the legendary underground New York music scene she shook up as a Seventies icon. Former photographer turned director Steven Sebring brings one of the most iconic and vibrant women in music and creates a breathtaking documentary like no other ever filmed before.

USA • 2008 • 109 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: STEVEN SEBRING

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