It’s Time To Cry: Elliott Smith’s Life & Legacy Explored In The Documentary “Heaven Adores You”

In October 2003, singer-songwriter Elliott Smith died as the result of two stab wounds, believed by many to have been self-inflicted (though the autopsy report was inconclusive and his death has never been officially ruled a suicide). Despite his lengthy history of drug and alcohol addiction and depression, his friends, family and fans were shocked by his sudden death. Many believed Smith was on a healthier, saner and happier path, excited to be recording new music after garnering such critical acclaim for his previous albums, specifically Either/Or, XO and Figure 8. His passing was a devastating loss. A new documentary about the musician, called “Heaven Adores You,” debuts May 5 at the San Francisco Film Festival and features interviews and tributes from friends, family and and fellow musicians, as well as soundbites from Smith himself. Elliott’s music has always tugged at the heartstrings, but hearing it in the trailer for “Heaven Adores You” brings on all the feelings. Watch the trailer above and then get “Ballad of Big Nothing” on the stereo ASAP. [Indie Wire]