The first trailer for Montage of Heck, the first fully authorised documentary about Kurt Cobain, has been shared online. The film will be released in UK cinemas this spring, while HBO will air the documentary on May 4th. Watch the trailer below.
The documentary was named after one of Kurt Cobain’s mixtapes, which was circulated online in 2014. It can also be viewed below.
“Roughly 85% of the material that audiences will see in ‘Montage of Heck’ has never been seen or rarely seen. This includes several audio cues, portions of a recorded autobiography, a Cobain cover of The Beatles’ ‘And I Love Her,’ extensive home movies of Kurt’s childhood, and never before seen interviews with Kurt’s father, mother, and sister. The film also features never before seen footage of Kurt at home with Courtney and Frances,” director Brett Morgen told Yahoo. There has been innumerable documentaries, and books, about the Nirvana frontman, but it seems that this one while have something genuinely fresh, and interesting to had to the cannon.
The documentary features “dozens of Nirvana songs and performances as well as previously unheard Cobain originals,” according to a press release, in addition to “no-holds-barred access to Kurt Cobain’s archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives, family archives and songbooks.” The documentary will also feature an unreleased 12 minute acoustic song by Cobain.