Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith. By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Herself (archive footage)
Himself / Director (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Himself / Director (as Ross Harris)
Himself / Musician, Composer, Producer
Elliott Smith ...
Himself (archive footage)
Himself / Radio Host KCRW,Los Angeles
Himself (archive footage)
Autumn de Wilde ...
Herself / Photographer, Director
Mark Flanagan ...
Himself / Owner, Club Largo
Himself / Attended Lincoln High School
Jeremy Wilson ...
Himself / Musician, The Dharma Bums
Dorien Garry ...
Herself / Friend Elliott & Publicist
Tres Shannon ...
Himself / Former Co-Owner X Ray Cafe
Tony Lash ...
Himself / Musician - Stranger Than Fiction, Heatmiser


Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith. By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of the three major cities he lived in -- Portland, New York City, Los Angeles -- Heaven Adores You presents a visual journey and an earnest review of the singer's prolific songwriting and the impact it continues to have on fans, friends, and fellow musicians. Written by Heaven Adores You

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The music and life of Elliott Smith.


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Was partially funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign that Nickolas Rossi ran in October 2011. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the theatrical version of the film, the last lyrics heard after the end credit roll is Elliott Smith singing, " See you in a little bit my baby. See you underneath the willow tree" See more »


Whatever (Folk Song in C)
Written and performed by Elliott Smith
September 1994 // Produced by Elliott Smith
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Beautiful tribute.
5 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Heaven Adores You is a wonderful, funny, heartbreaking, and real look into the life of late, singer-songwriter, Elliott Smith. There is an incredible collection of personal photographs, interviews, and new music for those, like me, who are die hard Smith fans. If you're someone who's never heard the music of Elliott Smith, you'll leave this film and run to the nearest record store to buy every album. The amazing team behind Heaven Adores You has really put together a beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul. This film will reach new generations and create Elliott Smith fans so that the music can continue to be spread. If you have the chance to see this film, do it.

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