As I mentioned before when I did a rapid review for the Scientology documentary, Going Clear, HBO has become a major player on the festival market. Leaving the landmark Sundance Film Festival with the rights to both Going Clear and the new Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck, they've cemented their position as a distributor of upper-echelon films.
Dissecting the birth, death and everything in between of grunge music pioneer, Kurt Cobain, through the use of home videos, live interviews and interpretive animation sequences, Montage of Heck paints a devastating portrait of drug addiction. While the heroin epidemic sweeps across our nation and filters into suburban homes at an alarming rate, this documentary is suitably timed and severely eye-opening.
Cobain became an overnight megastar after the release of Nirvana's iconic grunge album, Nevermind, changed the face of rock music in 1991. Cobain undesirably became the voice and face of a generation as he sadly withered away by relentless addiction with his lifetime partner, Courtney Love. Montage of Heck is a depressing but necessary examination of Cobain's struggles with heroin even after the life-changing birth of his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.