Experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the first fully authorized portrait of the famed rock music icon. Director Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain's personal archive of art, music, and never-before-seen home movies with animation and revelatory interviews with his family and closest confidants. Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, Washington, through the height of his fame, a visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist at odds with his surroundings emerges.
While Cobain craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame, his epic arc depicts a man who stayed true to his earliest punk rock convictions, always identifying with the "outsider" and ensuring the music came first.
Fans and those of the Nirvana generation will learn things about Cobain they never knew while those who have recently discovered the man and his music will know what makes him the lasting icon that he is. —H.C.
Brett Morgen's credits include On the Ropes (1999), The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002), Chicago 10 (2007), Nimrod Nation (2007), 30 For 30: June 17, 1994 (2010), and Crossfire Hurricane (2012). The Academy Award- and Emmy-nominated writer, director, and producer has received several awards and honors, including two Peabody Awards, the Directors Guild of America Award for Documentary Filmmaking, and the International Documentary Association Award for Best Documentary. Montage of Heck is his fourth film to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.