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Patti Smith: Long for the City

USA, 2008 (MIFF 2010, Documentary)

Director: Jem Cohen

Patti Smith and her poetry wind their way through the streets of New York City, as she voices her thoughts on her neighbourhood and her life.

D/P/S Jem Cohen WS LUX TD digibeta/2008

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