Maybe you’ve seen the brand new documentary on Kurt Cobain called Montage of Heck, the one directed by Brett Morgen and executive produced by his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. It’s good. Really good. While we’ll never really be able to know who Kurt was—he was such a super-complex guy—this film is probably going to bring us as close as we’re ever going to get.
It took almost eight years to make. Work started in 2007 but because the legal dramas between Frances and her mom, things got bogged down fast. A bigger problem was the giant storage locker containing thousands of items that Kurt had squirrelled away over the years. No one—even Courtney—knew what lurked in this pile of stuff. It took forever to sort through, categorize and catalogue. And then Morgen had to figure out what it all meant. It was a massive, massive undertaking—but it’s definitely been worth it.
If you’re a Nirvana fan—or if you just want to get the last word on Kurt—make some time to watch Montage of Heck.