The new first fully authorised documentary, Montage of Heck about the late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain is finally being released later this year. The documentary which took 8 years to make was directed and produced by Oscar nominee Brett Morgen (Crossfire Hurricane, The Kid Stays in the Picture).
Morgen was given full personal access to Cobain’s entire estate and recently said the following to Rolling Stone, “I began working on the project eight years ago and was floored by the amount of material Cobain had left behind: 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 4,000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media”.
Described as a must see documentary for Nirvana fans, filled with unheard tracks and never before seen footage, doesn’t really celebrate Cobain’s death but more his life. Frances Bean Cobain (daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love) was the executive producer on the documentary and is said to be very happy with the outcome.
Montage of Heck premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to rave reviews and is set to hit our shores on April 30.
Personally, I can’t wait!