Watch The First Four Minutes Of The New Elliott Smith Documentary, ‘Heaven Adores You’

Elliott Smith In London

Prepare to feel all the feels.

The organizers behind AFI Docs Fest have released the first four minutes to the upcoming Elliott Smith documentary, Heaven Adores You. The film, which director Nickolas Rossi spent some three years piecing together, has been making its way around the U.S. film festival circuit; the next stop comes June 18-22 at Washington’s AFI DOCS festival.

In the clip released today, viewers are given a brief glimpse at the story and presentation style found in Heaven Adores You. The footage begins with Smith’s 1998 interview detailing his Oscar nomination for his contributions to the Good Will Hunting soundtrack. From there, Smith describes why he feels he is not the right person to become a so-called rock star, which is followed with a few talking heads describing Smith’s unexpected rise to fame. It’s just enough to get you hooked, and you can view it for yourself below:

Heaven Adores You is described as an “intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith.” It features never-before-seen archival photos and footage in addition to some 20 previously unreleased songs. We expect a soundtrack for the film will be released featuring that material, but at this time no such plans have been revealed.

If you cannot attend AFI Docs and really want to see Heaven Adores You, fear not! The film will continue traveling the country throughout the summer. Click here for a full list of screenings.

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