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Patti Smith criticizes President George W. Bush in a performance.

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Patti Smith performs her song, "Beneath the Southern Cross."


Shot over 11 years by renowned fashion photographer Steven Sebring, Patti Smith: Dream of Life is an intimate portrait of the legendary rocker, poet and artist.

  • Updated on March 31, 2014

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Patti Smith: Dream of Life (120 min.)

Premiere Date: December 30, 2009

Encore Broadcast Date: March 9, 2012

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Filmmaker: Steven Sebring Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Fact Sheet | Press Release


Steven Sebring
Steven Sebring

I wanted to remember the original energy; strip away all the glamour and limousines and tons of drugs. I wanted to get back to the revolutionary ideas, merging poetry and rhythm and rock and roll.”

— Patti Smith,
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Critical Acclaim

An act of rapturous devotion...joyous, elegiac, warm and vibrantly present.”

New York Times

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