Demythologizing Kurt Cobain

Named for a mixtape Kurt Cobain made in 1988, Brett Morgen’s “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” promises to be insightful and dramatic. Morgen initially thought the film (the first authorized documentary since Cobain’s death) would take 18 months to complete, but it has taken eight years—and will finally be released 24 April 2015. Between searching through the treasure trove of archives Cobain’s former wife Courtney Love granted Morgen access to (which meant finding that Cobain was quite different than the now-mythical figure many believe him to be) and legal drama, the filmmaker tells the New York Times that once the project was finally finished, he “went to the bathroom and cried for about 25 minutes.”