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May 05, 2015

Brett Morgen discusses Kurt Cobain documentary 'Montage of Heck'

Morgen discusses the power of accessing raw source material to represent Cobain's life

Few musicians have built as much of an enduring mystique as Kurt Cobain, not just because of his rise to success and his tragic death, but because his humble origins inspire reflection.  

With the much anticipated debut of Brett Morgen's Cobain documentary, "Montage of Heck," on HBO Monday, it's further enlightening to examine the process of making this film. At a time when some argue that the local cradle that launched Cobain can never be replicated in present communities, the reminder of his immortally fierce love for music and mindfulness tests that assumption. Even if his story has become mythology, Morgen's documentary asks us how and why it has evolved.

In an interview with Vice, Morgen discusses "Montage of Heck" and opens up about the powerful trust placed in him to bring Cobain to life in a lasting documentary tribute.