Four Films to Watch in Honor of Kurt Cobain’s Birthday

Posted: February 20, 2013 in News
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“Punk is musical freedom. It’s saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster’s terms, ‘nirvana’ means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that’s pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.”

In honor of what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 46th Birthday, we put together a list of films about Kurt and Nirvana well worth watching. Kurt changed the industry and opened the door for a whole scene of music. Let us know what you think of these films!

220px-KurtandcourtneydvdKurt & Courtney is a 1998 documentary film by Nick Broomfieldinvestigating (UK) the circumstances surrounding the death of Kurt Cobain, and allegations of Courtney Love’s involvement in it. Personally, I found it to be a bit ‘conspiracy theorist’ for my taste but interesting. It’s currently available to stream on Netflix.




aboutasonKurt Cobain: About a Son is a documentary about Kurt Cobain that debuted at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. It is directed by AJ Schnack. It features audio of interviews between Cobain and journalist Michael Azerrad done for the book Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana, set over ambient cinematography of the places which Kurt Cobain called his home, mainly Aberdeen, Olympia, and Seattle.



220px-LastdaysposterLast Days is a 2005 American film directed, produced, and written by Gus Van Sant, and is a fictionalized account of the last days of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. It was released to theaters in the United States on July 22, 2005, and was produced by HBO.




Sound-City-posterSound City is the newest of the Nirvana films and it was actually produced by drummer Dave Grohl. It’s a documentary about the history of Los Angeles recording studio Sound City Studios where Nirvana recorded Nevermind.


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