Kurt Cobain Film Coming to DVD

Timed to coincide with Kurt Cobain’s 41st birth anniversary, Kurt Cobain About A Son is an intimate and moving portrait of the late musician and artist Kurt Cobain as told entirely in his own words. The film, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006, was nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award, was screened at numerous top international film festivals around the world, and will be released on DVD from Shout! Factory on February 19, 2008, the day before Cobain’s birthday. The DVD also contains a behind-the-scenes featurette and has a suggested retail price of $19.99.

Directed by AJ Schnack, Kurt Cobain About A Son is based on more than 25 hours of previously unheard audio interviews conducted with Cobain by noted music journalist Michael Azerrad for his book Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana.

Kurt Cobain About A Son is a profound, almost dream-like account of Cobain's own successes and failures, thoughts and experiences, allowing the audience to gain unprecedented intimacy with this legendary figure.

For this unique film, director AJ Schnack assembled selections from the Azerrad interviews and merged them with newly filmed, evocative imagery of the three cities in Washington state that played a major role in Cobain's life: Aberdeen, Olympia and Seattle. These expressionistic images, combined with a haunting original score by Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and Nirvana producer Steve Fisk, as well as the music of 20 artists who influenced or touched Cobain during his life — including Queen, the Melvins, David Bowie and Scratch Acid — come together to create an extraordinary look at a man who went from impoverished indie rocker to world-famous tabloid figure in less than a year.

In the film, Kurt Cobain recounts his own life — from his childhood and adolescence to his days of musical discovery and later dealings with explosive fame — and offers often piercing insights into his life, music, and times. The conversations featured in the film have never before been made public and reveal a highly personal portrait of an artist much discussed but not particularly well understood.

For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com and www.kurtcobainaboutason.com.

To view the trailer, visit www.shoutfactory.com/av/cobain/trailer.asx.

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