Saturday, April 2, 2016

Movie of the Month: 'Kurt & Courtney'

This month sadly marks the 22nd anniversary of Kurt Cobain's passing and decades after he left us, his popularity is just as big now as it was when he took his own life. While Cobain remains in the hearts and minds of fans around the world, his death to many still is a mystery. To some, it is open and shut -- he passed in a drug-related suicide. However, to others, that was a conspiracy. In 1998, four years after the Nirvana frontman's death, director Nick Broomfield explored the possibility that Cobain did not kill himself, but rather, was murdered. In the documentary, Kurt & Courtney, Broomfield presents the idea and allegations that Courtney Love was behind her husband's death.  Love has denied the theory countless times over the years. Broomfield explores the chaotic relationship between the two and the world that surrounded them. He also interviews friends and family of both singers, including Love's father, who alleges that his daughter was involved in her husband's death. Love did whatever she could to prevent the film from being released. However, it did open to 12 theaters across the country and had some success on DVD. Last year the world got two Cobain related documentaries -- A Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach, Kurt & Courtney started the idea of getting a closer look at the beloved singer.