Director Brett Morgen and editor Joe Beshenkovsky discussed their documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck about the Nirvana frontman at a sneak preview at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
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Kurt Cobain—lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Nirvana—remains an icon 20 years after his death. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck invites you to experience Cobain’s life, art, and mind through his own unique lens, bringing audiences as close as possible to the generation-defining icon. This first-ever fully authorized documentary feature blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music (his most famous as well as some that’s never been heard), written word, and rare home movies with animation and revelatory interviews with his family and closest confidantes. Following Cobain from his earliest years in Aberdeen, WA, through the height of his fame, the film offers intense and powerful insight into an artist who craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame. Those of Cobain’s generation will learn things about him they never knew; those who’ve discovered the man and his music more recently will understand what makes Cobain the lasting icon that he is. Just like the legendary frontman of Nirvana himself, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is authentic, visceral, and unflinching. It will get into your head and stay there long after the end credits roll. An HBO Documentary Films release.
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