Kurt Cobain documentary “Montage of Heck” set to hit theaters

By - Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Screenings of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck have been vastly anticipated by most, while lucky South by Southwest goers were able to snag some first looks. 

Those who weren’t fortunate enough to be a part of the film festival screenings and for those who lack access to HBO for the May 4 release, worry no longer. On April 10, Montage of Heck will span theaters in 72 countries and on April 24, the documentary will be officially released in New York as well as in Cobain’s Seattle hometown. Director Brett Morgen has been enormously informative with documentary updates via twitter.

By opening the film to theaters world wide, it will be eligible to compete for the Best Documentary Feature category in next year’s Academy Awards, and will save die-hard Nirvana fans a bundle of anxiety if they don’t have access to HBO.


Cobain’s friends, family and band mates have been heavily involved in the documentary process. The documentary contains never before seen footage, photos, animations, unheard music and home videos. Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, gave producers full creative control and unlimited access to their most personal and beloved memories while her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, is an executive producer for the esteemed film, according to Rolling Stone.

There are more dates to pencil in on your calendar—April 7 will mark the release of a Montage of Heck companion book, complete with transcripts from the documentary. There’s no doubt that both the film and book paired together will give fans a sharper perception of the life and death of Kurt Cobain with help from those who were closest to the troubled singer.

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