Event screenings for Heaven Adores You

10 November, 2015 by Staff Writer

Mushroom Pictures is staging event screenings this month of a documentary on US singer/songwriter Elliott Smith who died in 2003, aged 34.

Directed by Nickolas Rossi, Heaven Adores You is the first comprehensive film about the prolific musician, featuring more than 30 interviews with Smith’s closest friends and collaborators.


It’s also the first film that was allowed to use Smith’s catalogue – including 20 previously unreleased pieces of music.

The ex-Heatmiser guitarist made his solo name with 1994’s acoustic debut Roman Candle, released via Kill Rock Stars.

Living in Portland, he quickly rose to mainstream prominence when his song Miss Misery – included in the soundtrack for the film Good Will Hunting —  was nominated for Best Original Song at the 1998 Oscars.

Through his career Smith struggled with depression and drug use, eventually committing suicide in Los Angeles from two stab wounds to the chest. The film focuses on Elliott’s life and music.

Heaven Adores You premiered in May 2014 at the San Francisco International Film Festival and since screened at more than 35 festivals including AFI Docs, DOC NYC, Melbourne International Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam and CPH: Dox.

This is the first time it has been screened outside of a film festival in Australia. Tickets are on sale via the cinemas below and www.heavenadoresyou.com:

Tuesday November 24

Luna Palace | Perth

Wednesday November 25

Palace Centro | Brisbane,
Palace Kino | Melbourne
Chauvel | Paddington
Palace Electric | Canberra
Palace Nova Eastend | Adelaide