Ghostly and electric, this biography to end all biographies is like the man himself: a blurred whirlwind of sound, image, memory, pain and legend.
Rewind to small-town Abderdeen, where Cobain spent his childhood, rejected and unmanageable, nurturing a creative flame-turned-firestorm which became rock sensation, Nirvana. Titled after an early audio collage, Montage of Heck mashes interview, animation, audio, live footage and diary entries into a scrapbook in four dimensions.
But its beating heart is inscribed onto the never-seen-before VHS home movies of the young Cobain family – Kurt, his wife Courtney Love, and daughter Frances – which reveal not just an artist cracking under the responsibility of being a doomed prophet, but a man chasing a dream of happiness he couldn’t believe in.
Venue: Cinema Nouveau Rosebank
Date: 6th June