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Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 6 August 2008 (USA)
An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete credited cast:
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Herself: vocals and clarinet
Lenny Kaye ...
Himself: guitar
Oliver Ray ...
Himself: guitar
Tony Shanahan ...
Himself: bass and vocals
Jay Dee Daugherty ...
Himself: drums
Jackson Smith ...
Himself
Jesse Smith ...
Himself
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Himself
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Himself
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Himself
Benjamin Smoke ...
Himself
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Himself
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An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.

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Opening Weekend:

$6,703 (USA) (15 August 2008)

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$30,918 (USA) (15 August 2008)
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The film was created over 11 years. See more »

Quotes

Patti Smith: It's really funny when people ask you about that - How does it feel to be a rock icon? When they say that, I always think of Mt. Rushmore.
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Connections

References Dont Look Back (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Radio Baghdad
Written by Patti Smith and Oliver Ray
Performed by Patti Smith
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Introduction to Patti
4 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was my first introduction to Patti Smith. I didn't know what to expect of the film. If you are expecting a movie with actors pretending to be someone they aren't, this isn't the movie for you. This is a wonderful documentary about a fascinating person. You won't just see Patti Smith/ Punk Rocker. You'll also see Patti Smith/Mother, Daughter, Activist, Friend, Artist and more. I enjoyed this Documentary very much. 11 years in the making. You can see Patti Smith's children grow before your eye's. This movie was definitely a labor of love. I look forward to the DVD release. Thank you Steven for taking the time to do this documentary right.


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