Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is the first fully authorized documentary about the Nirvana’s frontman. Director Brett Morgen started working on the project 8 years ago and could gain access to Cobain’s entire personal and family archives. The movie itself gets its name from a musical collage Kurt created with a 4-track cassette recorder around 1988.
Morgen said that once he stepped into Cobain’s archive, he 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 thousands of pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.
The documentary, which is executive produced by Kurt’s daughter, Frances Bean, includes numerous Nirvana performances, together with previously unheard songs and never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos and songbooks.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in February.