Lucky Three

Lucky Three is an 11-minute short film featuring Elliott Smith playing acoustic songs. Directed by Jem Cohen, the film was recorded October 17-20, 1996 in Portland, Oregon, and released in 1997. It is available on Kill Rock Stars’ Video Fanzine #1 release (1999, out of print). In an MTV indie outing interview, Smith described it as “a cross between a video and a documentary, but actually being neither of the two.”

It’s old, but I was in an Elliott Smith mood again and felt like watching this (again) for like the 1000000000000000000th time. I absolutely love his live performances and this short film has three of the best ones. Angeles (the last one) is my absolute favourite performance here.

Elliott Smith is my absolute favourite. Every time I watch this I feel like crying. His smile at the end is just so heartbreaking. There’s so much emotion in the way he sings. I wish he were still alive so I could see him perform in real life.

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