Kurt & Courtney (1998)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Interpersonal Relationships, Music History  |   Release Date - Feb 27, 1998 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Bhob Stewart

British documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Fetishes, Heidi Fleiss, Hollywood Madam) made this portrait of the late rock-star Kurt Cobain and his widow, musician and actress Courtney Love. Beginning with the 27-year-old Cobain's April 1994 suicide, Broomfield traces Cobain's Aberdeen, Washington, childhood and rise to fame, and the 1992 marriage of Cobain and Love, outlining the drug habits the two shared and exploring various "conspiracy" theories surrounding Cobain's death. Legal complications yanked this film both from a scheduled December 1997 BBC airing and a showing at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

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couple, drug-addiction, legend [famous person], life-story, musician, rise-to-fame, rock-music, suicide