Film was funded by fans via Kickstarter
Heaven Adores You, the Kickstarter-funded Elliott Smith documentary, is to receive a DVD release in the US.
The film premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival last year and has since played at select theatres across the country. Directed by Nickolas Rossi, it features previously unreleased music and interviews with Smith’s friends and collaborators.
As reported by Pitchfork, Heaven Adores You will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and digitally on July 17 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The set will include various bonus features, including extended interviews.
Speaking to NME earlier this year, Kevin Moyer, an old schoolfriend of Smith’s who worked on the film with Rossi, explained that around half of the songs featured will be new to fans.
“I’m one of the few people who have been able to look into both the Universal and Kill Rock Star vaults,” he said. “Elliott’s masters are split between two labels. It was fun to be able to get in there and listen to songs and try to get some of that music that had never been heard out there and into the fans’ ears.”
Moyer estimates that between 15-20 of the 35 songs used in part in the film have never been heard, with tracks spanning the length of his career.