I’m sure we’ve all heard about the upcoming and first fully authorized documentary about Nirvana front man, Kurt Cobain, it was executive produced by his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.
Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck premiered at Sundance last night, the film will air later this year on HBO.
Director Brett Morgen said this in a statement…
“I started work on this project eight years ago. Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. However, once I stepped into Kurt’s archive, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects (oil paintings, sculptures), countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 4000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.”
What does appear in the film according to the press release is that it is the first documentary to be made with the cooperation of Kurt Cobain’s family. The film is a raw and visceral journey through Cobain’s life and provides no-holds-barred access to Kurt Cobain’s archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives, family archives and songbooks. The film features dozens of Nirvana songs and performances as well as previously unheard Cobain originals.
The film will also contain Cobain’s acoustic cover of the Beatles’ And I Love Her. “It’s as intimate you can get,” Morgen said about the film. “People have projected fantasies on the limited amount of things that came out between 1991 and 1994 (from Cobain). I have a great degree of confidence the more you get to know him, the more you’ll love him.”