Elliot Smith was among the most important confessional songwriters of his generation. An gifted musician, his delicate guitar playing found perfect equivalence in the candour and intelligence of his lyricism.
At once vulnerable and assured, Smith’s music was deeply personal, exploring, amongst other subjects, his struggle with depression and drug addiction. After his untimely passing in 2003, his acoustic compositions have only continued to captivate listeners.
Heaven Adores You: director Nikolai Rossi
Shot across Portland, New York, and Los Angeles – the three cities which Smith called home – director Nikolai Rossi’s Heaven Adores You takes an intimate look at the artist’s troubled life. Interweaving live performances, recorded conversations with Smith, and interviews with those who knew him best, the film pays poignant tribute to a talented but troubled musician.
Smith's family and close circle of friends are among those who appear in Rossi's documentary. Sound-tracked by music from each stage of Smith’s career, Heaven Adores You was warmly received when it premiered at 2014’s San Francisco International Film Festival.
Heaven Adores You: UK release date
Heaven Adores You airs in selected UK cinemas from the 5th to the 14th May.
For those who missed it on its release, you can catch another screening of the film at the Curzon's new Summer of Sound season, celebrating the best of music on film.
|What||Elliott Smith: Heaven Adores You|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
07 May 15 – 14 Jun 15, 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here for a list of screenings via the Specticast website|