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Singer-songwriter Elliott Smith is one of the most influential musicians of the past twenty years. His tender, perfectly crafted and timeless songs have inspired a whole generation of musicians, but his highly promising career was cruelly cut short in 2003 when Smith took his own life during the production of his last studio album.

Weaving together a tightly knit tapestry of lost interviews, demo tapes, and isolating shots of Smith’s former homes in both Portland and New York, Nickolas Rossi’s documentary shows how Smith went from being a hometown hero to being one of the world’s most influential songwriters, even earning himself an Oscar nomination. While it doesn’t have any pretence of breaking documentary barriers or breaking new cinematic ground, Heaven Adores You is a loving and affectionate portrayal of a musician who has left a distinctive mark on the world of music. This is a must see for any fans of Elliott Smith’s work and for music aficionados in general.

Heaven Adores You screens at the Tyneside Cinema on Wednesday 20th May.

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