Just Kids

Just Kids, Patti Smith

"And then I met a fellow who gave me his secret, and it was pretty simple. When you hit a wall, just kick it in."

Patti Smith is a joyful and heartbreaking storyteller in Just Kids, a poignant reminder of what art can do for each of us, of the pull that it has on our souls. Against the backdrop of late 1960s - 1970s New York City, Smith takes us through the years before fame and rock stardom. Threaded throughout is her unbreakable bond with Robert Mapplethorpe, who would go on to become a famous photographer known for his powerful portraits and controversial subject matter. A keepsake of a grittier life, Just Kids gives permission to question your calling, to introspect and wonder, and then to keep on truckin'. 

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