Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
MIFF Film Screening
9:30 PM-11:30 PM
After years in the making, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck delivers a portrait of the Nirvana singer like nothing before. The film draws upon personal archives of art, music and never-before-seen home movies interwoven with animation and candid interviews with his closest friends and family. His daughter Frances Bean Cobain serves as executive producer.
The phrase “Montage of Heck” was the name of a musical collage Cobain created in 1988 as he was breaking into the Seattle music scene. After the release of Nirvana’s second album “Nevermind,” the band became world famous and Cobain was reluctantly cast as the voice of Generation X. Grappling with a tumultuous life and heroin addiction, he died at age 27 of an apparent suicide in 1994.
Oscar-nominated director Brett Morgen has a track record of visual innovation in documentaries such as The Kid Stays in the Picture and Chicago 10. He puts those skills to marvelous use in this passion project.