The documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck has been hitting the cinemas around the world, but in the LA Premiere Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain, delivered a poignant speech.
Having initially premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, the film has only just reached cinemas for the general public. Frances Bean Cobain, who took up the role of executive producer on the project, said a few words before it’s LA debut:
“I didn’t know Kurt but I think he would have been very proud of this film.” She continued: “It touches on some dark subjects, but at the end of the day. I think this film provides fans of Nirvana or not fans of Nirvana a basic understanding of who Kurt was as a human being.
“I think that’s been lost within the romanticism of him and the myth of him and his story.”
“I was around 15 when I realised he was inescapable. Even if I was in a car and had the radio on, there’s my dad.” Cobain said: “He’s larger than life and our culture is obsessed with dead musicians. We love to put them on a pedestal. If Kurt had just been another guy who abandoned his family in the most awful way possible… But he wasn’t.
“He inspired people to put him on a pedestal, to become St. Kurt. He became even bigger after he died than he was when he was alive. You don’t think it could have gotten any bigger. But it did.”