Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is the first fully authorized documentary on Kurt Cobain and literally every person I know who has seen the film has been raving about it. Most of them, like me, consider themselves massive fans of Nirvana and say there is so much new information in the movie that it’s shocking. For people who thought they’d learned everything about the guy, this is supposed to be a treasure trove. It also doesn’t hurt that it was directed by Brett Morgen who helmed the fantastic Robert Evans doc The Kid Stays in the Picture.
Steve has a fascinating interview with Morgen out of Sundance and Adam filed a positive review from the fest as well. Check out the first Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck poster and quad below. It opens in the UK on April 10th and will air on HBO on May 4th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.
From acclaimed director Brett Morgen, this first ever, fully authorised documentary feature blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, written word, music (both his most famous and some that’s never been heard), and never –before-seen home movies, with animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest confidantes.
Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, WA, through the height of his fame, it creates an intense and powerful cinematic insight into an artist who craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame,
Those of Kurt’s generation will learn things about him they never knew. Those who’ve discovered the man and his music more recently will understand what makes Kurt the lasting icon that he is.
Just like the legendary frontman of Nirvana himself, COBAIN: Montage of Heck is authentic, visceral and unflinching. It will get into your head and stay there long after the end credits roll.