• Kurt Cobain About a Son (2007)

Kurt Cobain About a Son

Release Date: October 3rd, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 19th, 2008

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Documentary filmmaker A.J. Schnack created this impressionistic tribute to Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994 at the age of 27, during the height of his fame. His source material comes from hours of recorded interviews with Cobain that music journalist Michael Azerrad conducted for his 1993 book "Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana," which Schnack combines with wordless visuals exploring the three cities Cobain called home: Aberdeen, Olympia and Seattle, Washington.

Director: AJ Schnack

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Transformation, Growing up, Wife, 1980s, 1990s, Intense, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    A true gift to fans of this important musician. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's a study in human behavior, describing how a self-confessed "emotional wreck," through accident and ambition, talent and temperament, became a star. show more

  • 88
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    Filmmaker AJ Schnack's hauntingly beautiful film is a bold and successful attempt to recover the human being who disappeared under the heavy mantle of "face and voice of a lost generation," and whose life has been increasingly overshadowed by his sensational early death in 1994. show more

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