Sunday, May 3, 2015

HBO To Air Documentary "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck"

Tomorrow evening HBO will air the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Director Brett Morgen revealed to NPR that the film neither attempts to exalt nor disparage Cobain. Morgan states a guiding force for the film came from executive producer Frances Bean Cobain, whom Morgan quoted saying, "Listen, whatever you do, keep it real and make it honest. That's the best tribute we can do for Kurt. Wherever I go in the world, people say, "Oh my God, your dad is so cool and he's like Santa Claus," and I think that Kurt was about honesty, and let's make an honest film." As someone who is definitely a Nirvana fan, but does not worship in the church of "Celebrity Cult," I look forward to a portrait of Cobain made with integrity. It's refreshing perspective, one which I feel will allow people to learn more about Kurt Cobain as a person and artist and perhaps take away some of the idolatry which may have made made him uncomfortable and makes identifying as a fan, for me, a bit difficult at times. The film which includes private home movies from his childhood in addition to family life with wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain, sees an HBO premier tomorrow, Monday May 4 at 9pm (check local listings).

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