Brett Morgen’s documentary ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ will receive theatrical runs in Los Angeles, New York and Seattle prior to the film’s May 4 debut on HBO. The Seattle showing was confirmed as being at SIFF Cinema Egyptian according to a tweet we received from Morgen and verified at the theater website. Get ticket info about the showings HERE
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The theatrical runs, which qualify the film for the Academy Awards, begin April 24. Montage of Heck will be shown in 72 countries, beginning April 10, prior to its airing on the pay cable network. The film follows Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen through the height of his fame, director Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture) paints a detailed picture of an artist at odds with his surroundings.
“Within 90 days, the whole world will have access to the film,” Morgen told Billboard at South by Southwest. A DVD release of the intimate portrait of the Nirvana singer-songrwriter-guitarist is penciled in for November.
Montage of Heck premiered at the Sundance Film festival and then played Berlin prior to screening at South By this week. Morgen found Wednesday’s SXSW premiere unique. “It’s the only place in the world where the whole audience is from music,” he said, noting knowing laughs came from places in the film that only musicians would see the humor in.
— Brett Morgen (@brettmorgen) March 21, 2015