The first authorised documentary about Kurt Cobain is set to feature previously unreleased songs by the late Nirvana frontman.
Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck will premiere via HBO on the 4th of May and will get a UK-wide cinema release in the Spring.
Directed by Brett Morgan, Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain has been steering the project in the role of Executive Producer.
As Morgan explains, the film has taken years to research: “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.”
Described as “a raw and visceral journey through his life,” the filmmakers have been given no-holds-barred access to Cobain’s archives which are home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives and songbooks.