Kumu Documentary: Patti Smith: Electric Poet 25/01/2023

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Kumu Documentary: Patti Smith: Electric Poet

Location: Kumu auditorium

Dir Sophie Peyrard, Anne Cutaia
France 2022, 52 min
In English
Introduction by Aimar Ventsel.

Landing in New York amid the ashes of post-hippie culture, twenty-year old Patti Smith would upset all of the existing codes: cliché rock ’n’ roll, overly prosaic poetry, the perpetually elitist culture, and the restrictive idea of gender. During her fifty-year career, with only one commercial hit, she became a living legend without ever leaving the fringes of society. A punk at heart, she positions art as a political force and freedom as a necessity.

Entrance free of charge.

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