Courtney Love reads out an angry magazine letter in the home video
Cobain: Montage of Heck premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January but arrived in UK cinemas this spring. It will receive its US television premiere on HBO on May 4.
In this clip, streaming below, Cobain’s wife Courtney Love reads out an angry letter from a reader of Sassy Magazine while Cobain lip-syncs along. Watch the home-video footage below.
Cobain: Montage of Heck was screened at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles last week, with daughter Frances Bean Cobain delivering an impromptu speech at the event.
Cobain, 22, served as an executive producer on the project and told an audience at the premiere: “I didn’t know Kurt but I think he would have been very proud of this film.” She continued: “It touches on some dark subjects, but at the end of the day, I think this film provides fans of Nirvana or not fans of Nirvana a basic understanding of who Kurt was as a human being.”
She continued: “I think that’s been lost within the romanticism of him and the myth of him and his story.”
Current tenant Brandon Kleinman charges guests $150 (£100) per night to stay in the two-bedroom, 1,500 square-foot apartment. Interior designer Kleinman says he has actually listed the apartment with Airbnb for “a couple of years”, but that the holiday rental firm “buried” his listing.
Love was pregnant with Frances Bean Cobain while she lived in the apartment with Cobain, who regularly painted art during his stay in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. The couple left in 1992 when Love was eight months pregnant because of faulty plumbing and a leak that damaged their possessions, including Cobain’s guitars and journals.