Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

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USA | 2015 | 138 Minutes | Brett Morgen

August 7 - 20, 2015

SIFF Film Center | Ends Thurs Aug 20
The raw and visceral journey through his life and career of Seattle music icon Kurt Cobain returns to cinemas - now featuring one bonus original song from the Cobain archives.

From Kurt Cobain's earliest years in Aberdeen through the height of his fame, his life and career unfolds through the lens of his home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, and journals. Expertly composed by director Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture), Montage of Heck paints a detailed picture of an artist at odds with his surroundings - and features a sweeping soundscape especially designed for cinema auditoriums.


"Brett Morgen's documentary is more than just a must-see for Nirvana fans. It's an eight-years-in-the-making collective labor of love that offers a private peek into the artist's mind, from the first creative stirrings to the spiral downward. And by the time you get to the final shot of Kurt thanking the audience at the band's MTV Unplugged show, you don't just feel as if you've gotten to know the man better. You're left completely emotionally spent." - Rolling Stone

"Magically captures something few rock docs convey: the heart and soul, the very essence of their subject." - Austin Chronicle

  • Director: Brett Morgen
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 138 Minutes
  • Rating: NR