Thursday, July 16, 2015

Kurt & Courtney (1998) - (dir: Nick Broomfield) Roxie Releasing poster

Kurt & Courtney (1998) - (dir: Nick Broomfield) Roxy Releasing one-sheet

This is a 26.5" x 38.5" Roxie Releasing poster for the 1998 Nick Broomfield documentary film Kurt & Courtney featuring archive footage of the late Kurt Cobain and interviews with people familiar with the circumstances of Cobain's death. Synopsis: This film is a wide-ranging retrospective through archival footage and Broomfield's interviews with former associates on the lives of Kurt and Courtney, motivated by the shock of Kurt Cobain's death. On April 8 1994 Kurt Cobain's bloodied body was discovered by an electrician who was there to install security lighting, next to a shotgun in the greenhouse above his garage. He was estimated to have died three days earlier on 5 April. The film explores at length claims Cobain was murdered, even though the coroner ruled his death a suicide, and probes his relationship with his wife Courtney Love. Some of the film's subjects say they think Courtney had a hand in her husband's death. Courtney Love was opposed to the film, refused to be interviewed for it, refused to license Nirvana's music for use in the film and threatened to sue the Sundance Film Festival if they screened it. Kurt and Courtney are strong personalities and the emotions this film conveys from the people who knew them are powerful and heartfelt. For me, this emotion is an element of tremendous interest that overcomes the fact that I have never liked Nirvana's music. I have never been able to remember one of their songs well enough to hum it, but I can at least acknowledge they were always in tune and had substantive lyrics that obviously meant something to a lot of other people.

Cast and crew: Nick Broomfield, Dylan Carlson, Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Al Bowman, Jack Briggs, Dylan Carlson, Chelsea, Victoria Clarke, El Duce, Eldon Hoke, Mari Earle, Larry Flynt, Tom Grant, Hank Harrison, Tracey Marander, Rozz Rezabek



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