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Next on POV: ‘Patti Smith: Dream of Life’

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Starting Friday, March 9, 2012, POV is bringing you an encore presentation of Patti Smith: Dream of Life by Steven Sebring on PBS stations. Check your local listings ».

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Shot over 11 years, Patti Smith: Dream of Life is a unique collaboration between the legendary rocker, poet and artist, and renowned fashion photographer Steven Sebring. Following Smith’s personal reflections over a decade, the film explores her many art forms and the friends and poets who inspired her — William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Robert Mapplethorpe and Michael Stipe. She emerges as a crucial, contemporary link between the Beats, punks and today’s music. Shot in lush, dark tones, featuring rare performance clips and narrated by the artist herself, Patti Smith: Dream of Life is an impressionistic journal of a multi-faceted artist that underscores her unique place in American culture.

After watching the film, visit POV’s Patti Smith companion site for more video and interactive features.

Tell us what you think about this program on the Patti Smith: Dream of Life companion site, on Facebook or on Twitter.

Kapish Singla
Kapish Singla is a Winter 2012 intern with POV Digital. He has previously interned at Cinereach and Rooftop Films. He holds a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in anthropology.
  • Pburgs1

    That was awesome.  She’s so expressive of her true feelings.  I was very moved by it.