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New trailer released for Kurt Cobain documentary 'Montage of Heck'

The documentary was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January and is to premiere on HBO May 4.

By Karen Butler
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New trailer released for Kurt Cobain documentary 'Montage of Heck'
Kurt Cobain and Nirvana around 1992 by P.B. Rage from USA. Wikimedia Commons

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- A new trailer for director Brett Morgen's documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck has been posted online and offers a glimpse of what the late rock icon was like as a child, a father and a musician.

The film uses home movies to show Cobain as a little boy filled with dreams of becoming an artist, as well as testimonials from those close to him who speak about his extraordinary creative gifts and struggles with fame, depression and drugs.

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The documentary also features an animated standin for the Nirvana frontman, accompanied by quotes from interviews he gave before he fatally shot himself in 1994 at the age of 27.

Cobain's widow Courtney Love and their 22-year-old daughter Frances Bean Cobain attended the premiere of the documentary when it was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It is set for a limited theatrical release this spring and will premiere on HBO May 4.

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