Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. She gained recognition in the 1970s for her revolutionary merging of poetry and rock. She has recorded twelve albums, including 'Horses', which has been hailed as one of the top one hundred debut albums of all time by Rolling Stone. Her acclaimed memoir, Just Kids, chronicling her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, was awarded the 2010 National Book Award. Her books include Witt, Babel, Coral Sea, Woolgathering, Auguries of Innocence and the recent M Train. The French Ministry of Culture awarded Smith the prestigious title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, the highest honor awarded to an artist by the French Republic. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
Four time Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke is an accomplished actor, screenwriter, film director, theatre director, and novelist. He has appeared in over 50 films including Dead Poets Society, Reality Bites, Gattaca, and Training Day, for which he received his first Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor. Hawke's eighth collaboration with Richard Linklater, Boyhood, earned him Golden Globe, Academy Award, BAFTA, Gotham, SAG, and Critics' Choice award nominations, and his screenplay for Before Midnight, co-written with Linklater and Julie Delpy, won the 2014 Critics' Choice Louis XIII Genius Award. Recently, Hawke played legendary jazz trumpeter Chet Baker in Robert Budreau’s Born to Be Blue, for which he received rave reviews. Hawke will reunite with Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington for The Magnificent Seven opening in September 2016.
From music icon to novelist, Patti Smith has been ahead of the curve and never afraid to pull punches. She will converse with Ethan Hawke on her career and force field of creativity.
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