Elliott Smith Documentary Out In May

elliott-smithHeaven Adores You, a new feature-length documentary on the life and music of the late, great Elliott Smith, will be released in May 2014.

The film, which was funded in part via Kickstarter, will feature insights from Smith’s close friends, family, and collaborators, including his sister and a number of producers and engineers he recorded music with.

Director Kevin Moyer says, “This project is a love letter to Elliott and his music. And it’s a love letter to Portland really too – as well as Texas, New York, and Los Angeles which are the other places that Elliott called home. And most importantly, it’s a love letter from a whole bunch of other great people who were close to Elliott and loved him just as much too; friends and confidants who graciously trusted us with such a sensitive subject and put their own vulnerabilities aside to help us explain to the world why we all loved him.”

Watch the Kickstarter video below.

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Speaking about the film, Leto said, “I hope that artists and audiences watch this film and get a greater understanding of how things really work in the record industry, because understanding is the beginning of change. And whether they like it or not, change is coming. We battled a massive record corporation, challenged an entire industry, fought for our creative lives, and it was worth every single second. We put everything we had worked so hard for on the line. It was life or death. It was war.

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Titled This Is A Wasteland, the first film from Pierce The Veil offers never-before-scene live footage and behind-the-scenes hijinks. The trailer showcases an elaborate stage setup, tens of thousands of rock fans, as well as a sense for the band’s commitment to one another. You can view the trailer on YouTube.

This Is A Wasteland is being released along with an accompanying 28-page hardcover book in the middle of November. Preorders are now live, so if you like what you see in the preview, we highly recommend claiming your copy early. Pierce The Veil’s latest album, Collide With The Sky, is available now.

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