For the film, which premieres in Los Angeles Saturday, Del Rey covers Daniel Johnston’s song “Some Things Last A Long Time” off his 11th album, 1990. A taste of the cover now appears in a trailer for the film, teasing its digital release on Nov. 11.
As the video explains, this film is not meant to be a documentary on the eccentric icon, but rather a look inside his head. Mac Miller also contributed to fund the project and Soko stars as Johnston’s long-lost love, Laurie.
Del Rey was recently announced as the recipient of the Trailblazer award at Billboard’s Women in Music event.
Hear some of her take on “Some Things Last A Long Time” in the trailer here:
Del Rey also posted a clip of the trailer to Instagram, thanking Johnston for his influence. She wrote, “Dan, you changed my life a long time ago and you’re still a big inspiration.”