Cobain: Montage of Heck

USA | 2015 | documentary | 132 min. Sound of music

On 5 April 1994 the leader of Nirvana joined the ‘27 Club’, i.e. the group of rock artists who lived too fast and died too young. The film directors, who first reached mementoes left by Cobain, try to confront his dark legend. The executive producer is the musician’s daughter who was just 18 months old when her father committed suicide. The film was also approved by the widow after the artist, Courtney Love, who has been hostile to this kind of projects so far.

directed by

Brett Morgen Festival guest

Director, screenwriter and producer who has also been dubbed the ‘mad scientist’ of the documentary film. In 1992 he earned his BA in Mythology and US History from Hampshire College and in 1999 – MFA in Film from New York University. His graduation film On the Ropes (1999) obtained an Oscar nomination in 2000. His consecutive pictures, including The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002), Chicago 10 (2007) and Crossfire Hurricane (2012), have been screened and awarded internationally. He produces television series and programmes (e.g. Nimrod Nation) as well as advertisements.

cinematography
Jim Whitaker, Nicole Hirsch Whitaker
script
Brett Morgen
animated by
Hisko Hulsing, Stefan Nadelman
cast
Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Krist Novoselic
music
Jeff Danna
sound
Cameron Frankley
editing
Joe Beshenkovsky, Brett Morgen
production
Brett Morgen, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, (Public Road Productions), (HBO Documentary Films), (The End of Music)
Film screenings:
Monday, May 27 21:30 | Open air cinema + meeting with creators:
director Brett Morgen
Cobain: Montage of Heck