Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck was one of the best films i saw at this year's Sundance Film Festival; it had me in tears, it had me banging my head, it illuminated details about a man whose life I thought I knew inside and out. In many ways it is absolutely the definitive Kurt Cobain document, mixing home recordings, Kurt's art, news footage and talking head recollections to create a complete portrait of the man.
The film is doing the fest circuit right now and will be coming to HBO. I've heard rumors that it is getting a limited theatrical release in the US; I can't find information but if I come upon any I'll let you know, as this is a movie that must be experienced LOUD - louder than your home entertainment system. Director Brett Morgen cranks up the volume for many Nirvana songs, giving you a sense of the crushing heaviness they had live.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck premieres on HBO on May 4th. Read my review here.