Sonic Transmissions: Music on Film

Patti Smith: Electric Poet

Patti Smith, la poésie du punk

2022 — 54' / Color, Black & White



Landing in New York upon the ashes of post-hippie culture, twenty-year-old Patti Smith, will upset all the existing codes: cliché rock’n’roll, the overly prosaic poetry, the perpetually elitist culture, and the restrictive idea of gender. During her fifty-year career, with only one commercial hit, she achieved the feat of becoming 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.

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Director Biography

Sophie Peyrard starts off her career as a writer and director on the ARTE series Tracks . She collaborates on this show for 7 years as the series editor in chief. She then participates on several experimental television programs and works regularly for the written press. Anne Cutaia

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Anne Cutaia

Sophie Peyrard


Virginia Subramaniyam


Anne Cutaia


Matthieu Deniau