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Sunday 15th February 1:00 PM

Patti Smith Dream of Life 

Director: Steven Sebring Country: USA
Cert: 15 Year: 2008 Length: 109 mins
Patti Smith Dream of Life

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Audience Reaction

Score: 54.41% Attendance: 49



Some people said this movie would only be finished when the director or its subject died. But here it finally is, and they’re both still alive: at the centre, the quirky poet, musician, artist and family woman Patti Smith. Twelve years in the making, Sebring’s film eschews most conventional biographical detail for a portrait instead through seemingly casual scenes of Smith in middle age, widowed, with children growing, returning to music and activism, contrasted with the young Patti Smith who was punk before punk had been invented.


open_quote Frequently beautiful and intermittently intimate study of a peculiar variety of fame and a portrait of a genuinely remarkable person close_quote Andrew O’Hehir,

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