Excellent new documentary about Kurt Cobain from HBO. In place of narration there is a very interesting graphical style using Kurt's own handwriting and drawings. Kurt liked to write his thoughts and draw and scribble in spiral-bound notebooks and he left tons of them behind. The creators of this doc had access to the notebooks and animated his writings digitally in a very interesting and artistic looking way. Lots of pictures and clips. Lots of interviews with his family, ex-girlfriend, Krist Novoselic and Courtney Love but Dave Grohl did not appear. Despite owning Nevermind on CD and recognizing Kurt and his work as a turning point in the history of Rock back in '91, I didn't know that much about his life. Like many great artists, he had a rough childhood. I knew him and Courtney were into heroin but it was worse than I thought. I'll let you watch the program for the details but it is tragic and the whole story left me feeling like a weight was sitting on me after it was over. It wasn't all a bummer, if you appreciate those great songs he wrote you'll get some excellent glimpses of his private life during the time he wrote the tunes on Nevermind. He was playing good and selling out stadiums and not on stage whacked on heroin during the Nevermind tour. Then at the peak of success he went home to take six months off and get high with Courtney. Courtney Love's interview contains some of the hardest stuff to watch as she talks candidly about the drug use while she was pregnant. Mostly a downer but highly recommended if you have even a passing interest in Nirvana.