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This ingeniously constructed documentary incorporates unseen journal entries, home-movie footage, private demos and childhood memorabilia to present a more intimate version of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain than has ever been seen. The result is a compelling portrait of a tortured man, containing exhilarating footage of the band’s explosive effect on the music scene, but also disturbing footage of his destructive behaviour, culminating in tragedy. Through the use of a variety of filmmaking mediums, the film takes in Cobain as precocious toddler; dealing with his parents' divorce; teen alienation; becoming a reluctant symbol of a generation; and loving father, sensitively capturing the torment that plagued him, but with a frankness which audiences should be prepared for.
Controversial documentary about whether the 1994 death of Kurt Cobain, singer of grunge band Nirvana and husband of Courtney Love, was really suicide.
All ages 95 mins
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14+ years 128 mins
Dramatic biopic of the troubled Joy Division singer Ian Curtis.
14+ years 117 mins
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How documentary 'McQueen' uses the remarkable life and work of designer Alexander McQueen to explore wider issues around the price of fame and mental health.
Reading time 6 mins
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