Kurt and Courtney
|Directors of Photography:||Joan Churchill and Alex Vendor|
|Producers:||Tine Van Den Brande and Michael D'Acosta|
|Roxie Releasing; unrated; 95 minutes|
|With:||Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love|
Broomfield's gripping documentary about the first couple of grunge is a punch in the stomach for fans of Nirvana's singer, Kurt Cobain. The film explores Cobain's 1994 suicide and entertains the chilling notion that his wife, Courtney Love, may have encouraged the singer to kill himself. Not exactly investigative journalism, the bits and pieces Broomfield digs up from the singer's friends and family (including Love, whose public outcry against Broomfield's assertions and her efforts to prevent a theatrical release of the film is part of the film) are basically mere speculation. But his portrait of Cobain's world does explore why the singer may have felt death was his only way out.