United States 2014, 104 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

The more successful and more famous he became, the less Elliott Smith was convinced he liked living. When he was found dead at 34, not one of the people closest to him could say they were surprised. This sensitive musician, whose five solo albums earned the acclaim of critics, had a hard time dealing with the side effects of the fame that came to him following his Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for the film “Good Will Hunting”. It seems that was just one of the things that led to his death. He was a chatty boy and the class clown, and seemed to be a happy child. As he grew, he gradually became introverted, taciturn and detached. The emotional crises he faced were well hidden under his charismatic stage presence and blurred by heavy drug use. They did emerge, however, bursting out through his personal, original texts – angry and dark – which his many fans refuse to stop playing.

Previous Festivals: AFI DOCS, CPH:DOX, San Francisco International Film Festival




Director: Nickolas Rossi
Production: Nickolas Rossi, Jeremiah Gurzi, Kevin Moyer, Marc Smolowitz
Editing: Eli Olson, Nickolas Rossi
Cinematography: Jeremiah Gurzi, Nickolas Rossi
Soundtrack: Kevin Moyer
Music: Elliott Smith
World Sales: Marc Smolowitz (marc@heavenadoresyou.com)