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. Read more.
Much of the material in the film has rarely been seen, including never before seen footage of Kurt at home with Courtney and Frances, along with home videos of Kurt’s childhood and interviews with Kurt’s family members speaking candidly about Cobain’s angst-ridden life.
The film features “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.” It also includes animated sequences and some unreleased Cobain songs. The soundtrack, which doesn’t yet have a release date, is also said to feature a previously unheard 12-minute acoustic track.
Written and directed by Brett Morgen. Animation by Stefan Nadelman and Hisko Hulsing. Music by Kurt Cobain and Nirvana. Starring Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Courtney Love and Krist Novoselic.
The film premiered at Sundance 2015. Release dates are April 10, 2015 (UK) and May 4th, 2015 on HBO.