"Nirvana headlining at Reading in 1992 was something you had to see, and if you didn't see it then it was something you pretended you saw." --Kerrang (October 2003) "The staggering energy ... See full summary »
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.
The week before Kurt Cobain was found dead from a single gunshot, he went missing. His whereabouts for that week has remained a mystery until now. But for the first time, the story of what ... See full summary »
Reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband (Kurt Cobain) only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain's death was ruled a suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound), but doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff's detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artifacts from the 1994 case.Written by
Sadly the IMDb rating system for this film was completely sabotaged before the documentary even came out.Ignore the reviews and make up your own mind. The re enactment portions of the documentary are very well made with a great portrayal of Courtney Love by actress Sarah Scott.The set design is terrific too,when I first saw the trailer I had initially presumed they had gotten access to film on the original Cobain property. All of that is beside the point of course, the real purpose of this film is that it will serve as an informative and accurate reference point in the "popular culture" and general discourse surrounding Kurt's death, and hopefully eclipse the frustratingly shoddy conclusions reached in the Nick Broomfield documentary that have since passed into "fact" and would have thrown many of the curious off the truth back in the 90's.
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