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"SEARCHING FOR ELLIOTT SMITH" - Documentary Screening & Q&A

Friday, April 6, 2012, 10:00 PM to Saturday, April 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814
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Long Beach Cinematheque is proud to present an encore screening of the documentary SEARCHING FOR ELLIOTT SMITH, with an in-person Q&A following the film with director Gil Reyes, on Friday, April 6th at the Art Theatre of Long Beach.

The evening will start at 10pm with a half hour set of acoustic Elliott Smith covers by these talented local musicians and Smith fans:

Alyssandra Nighswonger (
Cody Thomas (
Sachin Raj (

The film will begin at 10:30pm after an introduction by director Gil Reyes, and will be followed by a Q&A.

Long Beach Cinematheque Members save $2 - present your membership card at the Art Theatre box office to save.

Read Long Beach Cinematheque director Logan Crow's 2011 interview with director Gil Reyes here:

Read LAist writer Zach Jensen’s glowing review of Searching for Elliott Smith here: ”…a tribute to a man who through all his shortcomings had a beautiful soul, and positively impacted friend and fan alike.”

From the filmmakers:

Elliott Smith’s intensely intimate songs helped popularize lo-fi, indie-rock: A traditionally underground genre until Smith’s mainstream effort “Miss Misery” took Hollywood by surprise. But even after an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song, he managed to fly mostly under the radar. And Smith wanted it that way. After his suicide in 2003, Smith’s peers avoided the media. Granting very few print interviews and NO on-camera interviews. Until now. From his high school days as a National Merit Scholar, to his early work in the Portland rock band, ‘Heatmiser’, to critical acclaim… to his mysterious death at the age of 34. We learn the dark motivations behind a musical genius. And discover how psychic pain can also produce timeless art.

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