The first Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck trailer has landed online for director Brett Morgen’s excellent documentary about the Nirvana frontman. Morgan was granted unprecedented access to Cobain’s journals, artwork, home movie footage, and audio recordings by Courtney Love, who essentially told him “Make your movie, I’ll see it when it’s done.” I caught the finished product at Sundance (read my review here) and it’s fantastic, blending some striking mixed media with interview footage of Love, Cobain’s parents, Kris Novoselic, and more. This is a deeply intimate look at Cobain’s life that really takes you inside his head, revealing the joy, depression, anger, and immense creativity that populated his psyche.
Most fascinating is the home video footage of Cobain and Love’s home life, especially once their daughter Francis is born. It’s an incredibly revealing look at a part of Cobain’s life that’s been marred by intense controversy, and here we get to see footage of Cobain and Love’s relationship to judge for ourselves.
Watch the Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck trailer below via Yahoo! Movies UK, and click here to watch Steve’s interview with Morgan. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will open in UK theaters on April 10th and makes its domestic premiere on HBO on May 4th. I highly recommend checking it out.
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.