Though she once refused to sign my photo of Patty Smyth for a joke, I can’t stay mad at Patti Smith any longer. Patti Smith: Dream of Life gets its L.A. premiere thanks to American Cinematheque’s “Rock Docs: A Celebration of Rock Documentaries” series. The film was directed by fashion photographer Steven Sebring (uh-oh) and was 12 years in the making.

Fri., Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m., 2008

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