Today it was announced that filmmaker Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain documentary “Montage of Heck” will premiere on HBO in 2015.
There are a lot of Cobain/Nirvana films on the way but this project is the first “fully-authorized” one, his only daughter Frances Bean serves as the Executive producer.
Montage of Heck is the name of a mixtape Cobain made in the late 80s, so giving the doc the same name is fitting. The documentary features “dozens of Nirvana songs and performances as well as perviously unheard Cobain originals,” according to a press release, in addition to “no-holds-barred access to Kurt Cobain’s archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives, family archives and songbooks.”
In the press release, Morgen said:
I started work on this project eight years ago. Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. However, once I stepped into Kurt’s archive, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects (oil paintings, sculptures), countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 4000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.