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Kurt Cobain, Subject Of A New Documentary, Produced By His Daughter


Kurt Cobain (courtesy of HBO)

2015 may well be Kurt Cobain’s year, it could have been 2014 since it marked the 20th anniversary of his death, but it seems that 2015 has more in store for Nirvana’s fans. Next year, HBO will premiere the first documentary to be authorized by the Cobain family, ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’, which will reveal never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives, family archives and songbooks, and include ‘dozens of Nirvana songs and performances as well as previously unheard Cobain originals’.

This sounds quite amazing and the most astonishing part is the name of Frances Bean Cobain, as the executive producer. Brett Morgen, who also directed ‘The Kid Stays in the Picture’, will write, direct and produce the documentary, and so far Courtney Love’s name is not associated with it, which could be the best part of the whole story… no matter how many times she says she is in very good terms with her daughter, nothing in the press release seems to corroborate what she pretends.

Morgen declared in the press release: ‘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.’

This should excite herds of Nirvana’s fans! And what if you don’t have HBO? Don’t worry:

‘I could not be happier with our partners at HBO and Universal. We look forward to sharing this film with audiences around the world.’ As a matter of fact, the movie will be released in theaters internationally in 2015, after its premiere on HBO.

Recently, you may have stumbled on never-seen-before pictures of Kurt, like the one above this post, so it turns out there are part of this project… And one last thing, the movie gets its title from a musical collage Cobain created with a 4-track cassette recorder around 1988.

But let’s not forget that a much more controversial Kurt-Cobain-related film should be released in 2015 too: ‘Soaked in Bleach’ traces the events behind Kurt Cobain’s death according to private investigator Tom Grant, who was hired by Courtney Love to track down her missing husband in 1994. The movie was first announced for a October/November release but it now looks like it will be out early 2015. So too much Kurt Cobain in 2015? I just wonder how Courtney Love will handle a documentary she was excluded from, and a movie in which she is considered as a murderer.

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