The first four minutes of new Elliott Smith film Heaven Adores You have been revealed online. See above to watch now.
The film is the first full-length documentary with access to Smith’s close circle of friends, and was funded by a Kickstarter campaign.
The clip, supplied by AFI DOCS, shows Smith in a 1998 interview discussing his performance at the Academy Awards that year, where he was nominated for his musical contribution to Good Will Hunting. “I mostly only know things are different because people ask me different questions,” he says, “but I don’t feel like things are very changed. I do the same things that I did before. I think about the same things.”
Speaking to NME earlier this year, Kevin Moyer, an old schoolfriend of Smith’s who worked on the film with director Nickolas Rossi, explains around half of the songs in the film 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 explains. “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 will be new to fans, with tracks spanning the length of his career.