Brett Morgen says he he had rare access to direct ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’
“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” the first fully-authorized Kurt Cobain documentary, premiered last Saturday (Jan. 24) at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
The Brett Morgen-produced and directed documentary took eight years to put together and reflects that hard work in a detailed, emotional film that offers a closer look into the late Nirvana frontman’s mind, experience and what led to his tragic end.
Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, executive produced the film.
“Frances told me that, ‘People act like my dad was Santa Claus,'” Morgen said after the screening (via Rolling Stone). “‘And he wasn’t Santa Claus.’ I think she realized that after seeing the movie.”
Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, gave Morgen unprecedented access into Cobain’s archive. For that, he said, he’s forever grateful. “I dare you to find someone else who’d hand you the keys to their storage facility,” he said.
“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” will premiere later this year on HBO.
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