An upcoming documentary about the life of singer/songwriter Elliot Smith will reportedly feature never before released music from the late artist. Heaven Adores You, which was funded through a Kickstarter campaign, is directed by a close friend of Smith who was able to collect unheard recordings, personal photos and videos from friends and family members of the singer. In a statement, filmmaker Nickolas Rossi explained that instead of looking at his death at the age of 34, the film would focus on Smith’s life as an artist. (Smith struggled with addiction and depression throughout his, and died of somewhat mysterious circumstances with stab wounds to his chest.) Rossi said:
What if we could make something about the life and music of Elliott Smith, instead of just focusing on his death? If we could make something that looked at his incredible talent as an accomplished musician and poet, instead of his struggles exacerbated by well-deserved fame? What if we could make something where Elliott was able to narrate the journey of his life and have his friends support his incredible story?
The premieres at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 5 ... Discuss