KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK
First show: August 14
Director Brett Morgen in person for Q&A after 7pm show on Friday! Signed Books For Sale!
“The Most Intimate Rock Doc Ever” – Rolling Stone
“Pulsates With Vitality & Rage”- New York Times.
“Whether Brett Morgen’s (The Kid Stay’s In The Picture) long-awaited, breach-birthed and brilliant “ Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” will clear up any questions about the late Kurt Cobain is quite profoundly beside the point. The film—which was made with the cooperation of the Nirvana frontman’s widow, Courtney Love, and daughter, Frances Bean Cobain—has been trumpeted as “the truth”. A multidimensional portrait of the singer/songwriter who died in 1994, the only undisputed truth regarding “Montage of Heck” is that Mr. Morgen is perhaps the leading revolutionary in American documentary filmmaking, a collagist/synthesist extraordinaire who has channeled Mr. Cobain’s physical legacy—drawings, paintings, diary entries, lyric sheets, derelict audio recordings—into a work of art completely his own. It probably undermines the film’s promotional campaign to say so, but Mr. Morgen so co-opts the Cobain material, putting drawings into motion, orchestrating sometimes unintelligible sound and choreographing the biography into a novelistic coherence, that objective truth is beside the point. “Montage” is about expression. As such, it’s a more honest tribute to Mr. Cobain than any conventional documentary could pretend to be….. “Montage of Heck,” is probably best experienced on a large screen. The images are outsize, the music propulsive, the combined experience assaultive; Mr. Morgen’s Rauschenberg-like amalgamation of elements is something a viewer ought to swim in”. – John Anderson. Written, Produced & Directed by Brett Morgen; Executive Producers: Sheila Nevins (HBO Documentary Films), Frances Bean Cobain, Lawrence Mestel & David Byrnes; Directors of photography: James Whitaker, Eric Edwards and Nicole Hirsch Whitaker; Edited by Mr. Morgen and Joe Beshenkovsky; Music by Kurt Cobain and Nirvana; Animation by Stefan Nadelman and Hisko Hulsing; Sound Montages by Kurt Cobain. Not Rated. 135 mins.
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