This tender, intimate profile of troubadour Elliott Smith unfolds as gracefully as his songs.
Heaven Adores You traces the late Oscar-nominee's creative life in the cities where he explored his songwriting – Portland, New York, Los Angeles – through lingering shots, Smith's own insights and the perspectives of his closest confidants.
Director Nickolas Rossi unites Smith's sister, former bandmates, his ex-girlfriend and collaborator Joanna Bolme, Kill Rock Stars' Slim Moon and more for the first authorised Elliott Smith documentary, and in doing so he delivers rare treats: previously unheard songs, unseen personal pictures and rare footage. What results is an elegant tribute to one of our generation's most gifted songwriters, who cut his own life so tragically short.
"One of the most extensive and affectionately created documentaries I've seen." – Ground Control Magazine
Nickolas Rossi is a guest of the festival.