CULTURE | 30.04.2015

Movie Night: Kurt Cobain Documentary Montage of Heck

“I wish I was like you
Easily amused
Find my nest of salt
Everything is my fault
I’ll take all the blame
Aqua seafoam shame”

Though he hasn’t been with us for over two decades, millions of fans and fellow songwriters are still fascinated with musician/songwriter/legend Kurt Cobain. And so are we: Nirvana never left our playlist of favourites. Over the years, however, it’s become increasingly difficult to separate man from myth.

That’s why we are thrilled about the new documentary A Montage of Heck, which allows all of us Cobain-ites (or whatever his die-hard admirers are called) a never-before-seen glimpse into his world, his art and his demons. Included in director Brett Morgen’s mesmerizing tribute to the father of grunge as a musical genre are exclusive interviews with Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean, who, among other candid quotes about her father, says this about the film: “It’s the closest thing to having Kurt tell his own story in his own words – by his own aesthetic, his own perception of the world. It paints a portrait of a man attempting to cope with being a human.“

The movie is in theatres right now and will surely be available through your choice of streaming service soon. Until then, we’ll listen to one of Nirvana’s most intense tracks, recorded unplugged for MTV in 1994: “All Apologies”.