New Elliott Smith Documentary Trailer Recalls Happier Times
'Heaven Adores You' premieres at the San Francisco International Film Festival
An Elliott Smith movie three years in the making will finally have its premiere May 5 at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and you can preview a little more of it. Heaven Adores You, a documentary about the late singer-songwriter, began with a Kickstarter campaign in 2011, and we’ve already seen one trailer from the project. The film will include unreleased recordings as well as never-before-seen video and photos of Smith. Now Pitchfork points to the teaser above, with audio, video, and photos of the artist.
“The less I think about it the happier I am,” Smith’s voice can be heard saying. “I don’t really care where I fit into anything or if there’s anything to fit into. It’s just, I like music, you know? That’s the thing. It’s very uncomplicated.” As for what brought him to Portland, Oregon, he says, “I just moved up there when I was a kid.”
Smith continues in the clip, speaking in calm, measured tones: “They’re songs. It’s not supposed to be like a diary or a speech or anything. They’re just kind of little pictures made out of words.”
It’s worth watching the full trailer, if only to see footage of Smith wearing a Steve Martin T-shirt. For more of the man’s music, here are 97 concerts you can download.