Regent Street Cinema Presents: Heaven Adores You
Enjoy this look at the life and music of Elliot Smith at Britain's oldest cinema
Regent Street Cinema is Britain's oldest picturehouse. On 21 February 1896, it became the birthplace of cinema in the UK, when the Lumière brothers used their Cinematographé machine to show the earliest of moving images to a paying audience. Having reopened in May 2015, the staff have been dedicated to engaging with the cinema's groundbreaking legacy, showcasing everything from classic films, internationally acclaimed work and even the odd blockbuster. Heaven Adores You is a documentary looking at the life and music of Elliot Smith. It's approach is much like Smith's music: introspective, intimate and quietly moving. Threading the narrative through the three cities Smith lived in – Portland, NYC and LA – this is an audiovisual unlike any other that diehard fans and those new to his music can both appreciate. Certificate: 15. Running time: 1 hour 44 minutes.
"Evocative location photography gives a strong sense of the indie rock scenes he inhabited…and there are affecting interviews with friends and colleagues who struggle to make sense of it all."