Irish Film Institute -PATTI SMITH: DREAM OF LIFE


Director: Steven Sebring

108 minutes| U.S.A.| 2008| Documentary

This is a documentary about Patti Smith, the writer, artist, poet, photographer, singer and musical heroine of Joseph O’Connor. As Molly Allgood was muse and collaborator to JM Synge, so too was Smith muse, inspiration and partner to artist Robert Mapplethorpe. For this film, photographer Steven Sebring spent
11 years following the punk poetess’ life and times, and films her talk, paint, reflect, sing, write and, above all, inspire generations.

O’Connor will introduce this film with a reading about Patti Smith.

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