Year: 2008
USA: Palm Pictures
UK: Verve Pictures
Cast: Patti Smith, Jay Dee Daugherty, Flea, Philip Glass, Lenny Kaye, Sam Shepard, Benjamin Smoke, Tom Verlaine
Director: Steven Sebring
Country: USA
USA & UK: 109 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
USA Release Date: 6 August 2008 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 5 December 2008 (Limited Release)

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PATTI SMITH: DREAM OF LIFE is a portrait of the legendary singer, artist and poet exploring themes of spirituality, history and self-expression over 11 years of international travel. Known as the godmother of punk, she emerged in the 1970's, galvanizing the music scene with her unique style of poetic rage, music and trademark swagger.

Narrated by Patti Smith, who wrestles with life's many paradoxes, reveals herself to be a complicated, charismatic personality and she defines the human experience as an overwhelming contradiction.