Fully-authorised documentary will arrive in UK cinemas this spring

The first trailer for Montage Of Heck, the forthcoming documentary about Kurt Cobain, has debuted online.

The fully-authorised documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January but will arrive in UK cinemas this spring and receive its US television premiere on HBO on May 4 after showing at SXSW in Austin, Texas later this month (March). Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain served as an executive producer on the project.

Montage Of Heck is named after one of Cobain’s mixtapes, which was circulated widely online in 2014. Pictured above right is an image from the film.

An HBO press release says “the film provides no-holds-barred access to Cobain’s archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives and songbooks” and that it “features dozens of Nirvana songs and performances, as well as previously unheard Cobain originals”.

The film’s director Brett Morgen revealed earlier this month (March) that Montage Of Heck will feature a previously unheard 12-minute long acoustic Kurt Cobain track. Speaking previously to Rolling Stone, Morgen said that the film’s score “is all unreleased Cobain music.”

However, noticeably absent from Montage Of Heck is Cobain’s former Nirvana bandmate Dave Grohl, who was interviewed for the documentary too late for his contributions to be included in the current edit, Morgen explained in January.