When director Brett Morgen agreed to take on the Frances Bean-produced documentary Cobain: Montage Of Heck, he thought that it would take 18 months to make. Instead, the film took eight years, and it just about sucked the life out of Morgen in the process. Anyone willing to spend that much time digging through archives and storage units in order to get one step closer to a person they never met deserves accolades, and today The New York Times published an article about Morgen’s struggle to make this long-awaited documentary. Accompanying the article is an exclusive clip from the film, featuring Krist Novoselic’s recollection of a house show that Nirvana played for two guests along with footage. Additionally, Novoselic reflects on his early days of friendship with Cobain and the late musician’s relationship with art. “He never had idle hands,” Novoselic says. “It just came out of him. He had to express himself.” Check out the exclusive clip over at The New York Times.
Cobain: Montage Of Heck is screening at select theaters now and will air 5/4 on HBO.