April 2, 2014 11:27

Elliott Smith documentary 'Heaven Adores You' to premiere next month

The film will feature rare footage an interviews with the singer's close friends

Elliott Smith documentary 'Heaven Adores You' to premiere next month

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A new Elliott Smith documentary is to premiere next month.

Titled Heaven Adores You, the film is the first full-length documentary with access to Smith's close circle of friends. It will show at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 5.

According to the documentary's Kickstarter page, the film is "an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith". It continues: "This film will go beyond your average 'behind the music' documentary by offering a visual journey and an intimate look at the singer's prolific songwriting, and the impact that he had on his fans and other musicians today."

Directed by Nickolas Rossi, it will feature previously unreleased songs, pictures, and rare footage in addition to interviews with Smith’s friends and collaborators. Among those appearing in the documentary are Smith’s sister Ashley, Joanna Bolme, Jon Brion, Neil Gust, Larry Crane and Rob Schnapf.

"This project is a love letter to Elliott and his music," the film's music director Kevin Moyer said. "And it’s a love letter to Portland really too - as well as Texas, New York, and Los Angeles which are the other places that Elliott called home.

"And most importantly, it’s a love letter from a whole bunch of other great people who were close to Elliott and loved him just as much too; friends and confidants who graciously trusted us with such a sensitive subject and put their own vulnerabilities aside to help us explain to the world why we all loved him."

Earlier this year, three previously unreleased Elliott Smith dance tracks were shared online. They were made public by Mike Doughty, former frontman of '90s New York alt-rockers Soul Coughing.

Elliott Smith released five solo studio albums before his death in 2003. Two further albums, 2004's 'From A Basement On A Hill' and 2007's 'New Moon', were released posthumously.

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