AIRDATE SET FOR KURT COBAIN DOCUMENTARY; WILL FEATURE ‘PREVIOUSLY UNHEARD’ MUSIC
The first authorized documentary about late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, titled Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck, will air on May 4th on HBO, following its premiere later this month at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film is written, directed and produced by Brett Morgen and is the first to be made with the cooperation of Cobain’s family. Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, is an executive producer for the project, although his widow Courtney Love was not involved with the production.
HBO stated that in addition to “dozens of Nirvana songs and performances,” the film will contain “previously unheard Cobain originals.”
Morgen and his team were given access to Cobain’s entire personal and family archives, and the film will include footage from numerous Nirvana performances, along with never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos and songbooks.
- Morgen said that he discovered “over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio” along with art, home movies and writings once he had access to the Cobain archive.