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3 October 2007 (USA) See more »
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A revealing and intimate portrait of a misunderstood genius. See more »
Plot:
In this visual essay style documentary, intimate audio of journalist Michael Azerrad's interviews with Kurt Cobain is played over more recently photographed footage of Cobain's Washington state homes and haunts. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Kurt Cobain ... Narrator
Michael Azerrad ... Conversation participant (uncredited)

Courtney Love ... Conversation participant (uncredited)
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Directed by
AJ Schnack 
 
Produced by
Ravi Anne .... executive producer
Michael Azerrad .... co-producer
Chris Green .... producer
Noah Khoshbin .... producer
Richard Lim .... associate producer
Stephanie Meurer .... line producer
Jared Moshe .... associate producer
Shirley Moyers .... producer
Matthew Shattuck .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Steve Fisk 
Benjamin Gibbard 
 
Cinematography by
Wyatt Troll (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
AJ Schnack 
 
Production Management
Stephanie Meurer .... unit production manager
 
Art Department
Brad Vancata .... production illustrator
 
Sound Department
Justin Bates .... sound editor
Greg Morgenstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Morgenstein .... supervising sound editor
Kyle Schember .... supervising sound editor
Holger M. Thiele .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Dylan Chudzynski .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Holcomb .... gaffer
Ian Jennings .... best boy
Gregory D. Smith .... key grip
Bob Webeck .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
 
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Mando Lopez .... production coordinator
David Magdael .... publicist
Anne Stulz .... publicist (uncredited)
 
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John Flansburgh .... special thanks
John Linnell .... special thanks
Douglas Matejka .... very special thanks
 

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USA:96 min | Argentina:96 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Roughly eighty minutes into the film, Nirvana biographer and co-producer Michael Azerrad appears for a few seconds looking at the camera.See more »
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References Elmer's Candid Camera (1940)See more »
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26 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
A Powerful Testamonial, 16 July 2007
Author: bubdc1974 from Seattle, WA

I attended a screening of -Kurt Cobain, About A Son at the Seattle International Film Festival. As you can expect with a hometown audience, the audience was ready to fall in love with this film going in. For the most part, the film did not disappoint. The most powerful aspect of the film is the fact that we hear Kurt Cobain's voice speaking his own words, a far better idea than the standard documentary format that features "experts" and fans talking about what made a person great. In the interviews, Cobain is happy, depressed, funny, bitter, excited, exhausted, gracious, resentful, kind, sarcastic ... but always engaging and interesting. It was also powerful to see the images of the towns in which Cobain lived -- Aberdeen, Olympia, and Seattle -- as he talked about different phases of his life. I agree with an earlier poster's comment that saving actual images of Cobain and Nirvana until the end really worked. After all, it is Cobain's voice that is his greatest legacy, and by filling our eyes with images of industrial workers, train trestles, run-down houses, liquor stores, street corners, and so on, the film reminds the viewer that Cobain was a man, first and foremost, and an icon later. And the soundtrack is AWESOME! Kurt talks a great deal about bands that influenced him as he grew up and started writing songs, and many of these artists were kind enough to grant permission to the film-makers to use their music for free. I hope that a soundtrack album is released at some point. My only complaint was the film-makers' choice to include images of places, buildings, and scenes (especially in Seattle) that were not around when Cobain was alive. How much did the Mariners' baseball stadium (which opened in 1999) "shape" the person who became Kurt Cobain, and I somehow doubt that Cobain spent any time at Starbucks. Nevertheless, I highly recommend the film to anyone who loves Nirvana or is fascinated by the man.

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