Patti Smith: Dream of Life
Intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith. Smith reminisces and moody black and white photography recalls both the Robert Mapplethorpe photographs that graced her early albums and D.A. Pennebaker's milestone portrait of Dylan in 65, Don't Look Back.
There's plenty here to reinforce the indelible, defiant image of shamanistic androgyny created by her phenomenal 1975 debut album Horses, not least among the fiery live performances of key tracks. However the big surprise here is how laid-back, sweet and completely open Smith is when showing us her favourite childhood dress, or introducing us to her indulgent parents.