by indieWIRE (August 5, 2008)

EDITORS NOTE: This interview was originally published during “Patti Smith: Dream of Life”‘s premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival

Celebrity photographer Steven Sebring’s feature directorial debut “Patti Smith: Dream of Life” is described by the Sundance Film Festival as a “hypnotic plunge, a breathing collage of this legendary musician/poet/painter/activist’s philosophy and artistry that feels as if it sprang directly from her soul.” 12 years in the making, “Dream of Life” examines Smith’s “interior terrain,” the ideas, losses and memories she wrestles with in addition to tracing her outward adventures. The film utilizes music, narration, graveyard pilgrimages, performance, political rallies, archival footage and verite moments with her working-class parents, children and friends to examine this punk pioneer. The film opens at the Film Forum in New York this Wednesday, August 6.

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