When ‘Cobain: Montage of Heck’ debuted at Sundance a couple of months ago it instantly rose to critical acclaim. Fans now have a chance to get a first look at the documentary from Brett Morgen about the life and struggles of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
In a Q&A with Yahoo, Morgen said this may be the closest to Kurt we will ever get.
“Roughly 85% of the material that audiences will see in Montage of Heck has never been seen or rarely seen. This includes several audio cues, portions of a recorded autobiography, a Cobain cover of The Beatles “And I Love Her,” extensive home movies of Kurt’s childhood and never before seen interviews with Kurt’s father, mother, and sister. The film also features never before seen footage of Kurt at home with Courtney and Frances.”
The director worked closely with Cobain’s friends and family to create an intimate documentary to reveal the truth behind many of the myths behind the rocker’s life and death.
“Above all else, Frances and I wanted the film to be honest. We did not want to perpetuate any myths or romanticize his drug use, so the film takes a rather unflinching approach to some dark times. The goal however was not to look down upon Kurt, or put him on a pedestal. I wanted the audience to be able to look him in the eye, to identify the man behind the myth.”
Watch the trailer above. ‘Cobain: Montage of Heck’ will be released on April 10th.