There’s still a couple of months until Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is released, but the trailer that was released yesterday was enough to throw my emotions into overdrive and give me a whole new batch of feels that I really did not sign on for.
It’s a hard life being a Fangirl, and releases like this really doesn’t help! The trailer includes home videos and animated scenes to show the story of one of the greatest stars that ever lived (just my opinion, don’t hate) and it actually looks amazing!
The documentary will show Cobain’s life, from his shy childhood, to the teen angst years, and then into the rock star we all know and love. The film will be made up of home videos, animated scenes, and interviews of family members and band members, as well as taped interviews of the band.
All the feelz came for me during the segments of Kurt with his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, and Courtney Love saying, “we were all he had.” It’s such a raw moment of Cobain’s intimate family life, and mixed in with all the interviews and live clips it’s actually ridiculous how many emotions it can whirl up inside you. I just don’t know if it’s the excessive fangirling over Nirvana, or if it genuinely is that good of a trailer. Literally the only thing missing is Dave Grohl, but that was only because he was interviewed too late to be included in the cut for the trailer (which I think is a shitty excuse, I mean it’s Dave for crying out loud!)
The film will be released in UK cinemas in the Spring, and has already received amazing reviews from premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It will also show at SXSW festival this month, and be released on HBO on May 4th (Star Wars Day).
As well as the Montage of Heck film, there will also be a companion book that will include “a mixture of animation stills, rare photography and other treasures from Kurt Cobain’s personal archive.” Director Brett Morgen has also promised that the Montage of Heck soundtrack will feature “a mind-blowing 12-minute acoustic Cobain unheard track” but nO NEWS ABOUT THAT HAS BEEN RELEASED!
Watch the trailer and be amazed and then go listen to every Nirvana song every recorded – you won’t regret it.