PATTI SMITH: DREAM OF LIFE

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PATTI SMITH: DREAM OF LIFE

Steven Sebring
USA, 2007
Documentaries, 109min, OF

PATTI SMITH: DREAM OF LIFE

Steven Sebring
USA, 2007
Documentaries, 109min, OF

Cast: 
Patti Smith
Lenny Kaye
Oliver Ray
Tony Shanahan
Jay Dee Daugherty
Cast: 
Stimme
Patti Smith
Screenplay: 
Steven Sebring
Sound: 
Margaret Crimmins
Greg Smith
Camera: 
Phillip Hunt
Steven Sebring
Editor: 
Angelo Corrao
Lin Polito

Production: 
Thirteen/WNET New York 450 West 33rd Street New York, NY 10001, USA T 212 560 13 13 smilow@thirteen.org
World Sales: 
Celluloid Dreams 2 rue Turgot 75009 Paris, Frankreich T 1 49 70 09 87 info@celluloid-dreams.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color and Black/White

Dream of Life is a plunge into the philosophy and artistry of cult rocker Patti Smith. This portrait of the legendary singer, artist and poet explores themes of spirituality, history and self expression. Known as the godmother of punk, she emerged in the Seventies, galvanizing the music scene with her unique style of poetic rage, music and trademark swagger. We follow this multitalented and private artist over eleven years of international travel, through her spoken words, performances, lyrics, interviews, paintings, and photographs. Steven Sebrings portrait Dream of Life reveals a complicated, charismatic personality. Patti Smith who narrates the film, wrestles with life's many paradoxes. She defines the human experience as an overwhelming contradiction. Then she pulls the strings of her guitar and simply makes music.

No person is just one thing. I know I am not just a fashion photographer. And Patti Smith is certainly not just a rock icon. She is much more. For me, this movie is about discovering who Patti Smith is. This process of discovery has been over the course of eleven incredible years of filming. I can't believe it, but a quarter of my life has been spent framing her in my lens. And through this film, I want to channel that experience to the audience. (Steven Sebring)