Heaven Adores You is a new, Kickstarter-funded Elliott Smith doc from director Nickolas Rossi, promoted as “an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith” and featuring previously unreleased songs. The film opens with a 1998 interview on Dutch TV in which Smith discusses his newfound fame after performing “Miss Misery” at the 1998 Oscars, nominated for its inclusion on the Good Will Hunting soundtrack. “I’m the wrong kind of person to be really big and famous,” Smith pronounces calmly, contemplatively, and, in retrospect, sadly. The film, which debuted last month, will be screened at the AFI Docs film festival in Washington, D.C. on June 20th and 21st, and the first four minutes have now been shared online. Watch below.
You can see the trailer here.