Rent Patti Smith: Under Review (2007)

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The target of more sexist cliche (largely emanating from those who should know better) than just about any other woman in rock, Patti Smith is not 'the female Bob Dylan', 'the first lady of Punk' or 'the most dynamic female artist of all time'; she is simply a unique performer, stunning songwriter and superb vocalist who has stayed at the cutting edge of contemporary music for more than 30 years - and that should be good enough for anyone. This film is the first full length documentary about Patti and the astonishing music she has been making through three decades.
With rare and previously unseen performance footage, rare film, interviews with Patti and with those who know her best, location shoots and lengthy contributions from friends, colleagues and esteemed experts, this program is not just the only such documentary ever produced about Smith, it will surely remain the standard work on its subject. Includes interviews with Patti Smith; her first publisher and biographer, Victor Bockris; her ex-songwriting partner, Blue Oyster Cult's Albert Bouchard; engineer on Horses, Frank D'Augusta; producer of Radio Ethiopia, Jack Douglas; engineer on the Easter sessions, Shelly Yakus; author of Horses and the Remaking of Rock n'Roll, Mark Paytress; English music journalist and author, Jon Savage; Rolling Stone magazine's ex- editor, Anthony De Curtis; New York's Village Voice music editor, Robert Christgau; Patti Smith biographer, Nick Johnstone and more. Features live and studio performances of Patti Smith classics such as: Gloria, Easter, Rock N' Roll Nigger, Because the Night, Dancing Barefoot, Frederick, Ask The Angels and many, many more.
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Sexy Intellectual
Documentary, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts, Special Interest
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Run Time:
87 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
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