'Cobain' director breaks down key scenes

April 23, 2015 8:10 PM

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When Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994, he left behind a legacy defined by music but shrouded in mystery. He also left countless home movies, recordings, journal entries and drawings — 85% of which have been unseen and unheard until new documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, which opens in select cities Friday and premieres on HBO May 4 (9 p.m. ET/PT).

With the blessing of Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, and daughter Frances Bean Cobain (who serves as executive producer), filmmaker Brett Morgen pored through the family archives to explore Kurt's life, from birth until months before his death at 27. In doing so, he painted a portrait that Love calle...

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