Palm Pictures has acquired North American rights to Steven Sebring's directorial debut Patti Smith: Dream of Life, which premiered at Sundance earlier in the year.

Palm and Celluloid Dreams' Pierre Menahem brokered the deal, which encompasses North American theatrical, home video and VOD distribution rights.

The company anticipates a late summer 2008 theatrical release followed by DVD roll-out in early 2009 on the profile of the US punk singer.