Sundance Film Festival Music Features

The Sundance Film Festival is running from now until February 1 and while those of us outside of Park City, Utah won’t get to see these films just yet, there are a number of music related films that are intriguing.

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK

“Fans and those of the Nirvana generation will learn things about Cobain they never knew while those who have recently discovered the man and his music will know what makes him the lasting icon that he is.”

Interestingly, Kurt’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain is an executive producer on this film but Kurt’s wife Courtney Love is not listed in the credits.

First official image released from Kurt Cobain film 'Cobain: Montage of Heck'

Kurt Cobain film ‘Cobain: Montage of Heck’

The title derives from the title of a sound collage Kurt made.  For those that enjoy The Beatles Revolution #9, you’ll love this.

What Happened, Miss Simone?

“The film stays true to Simone’s subjectivity by mining never-before-heard tapes, rare archival footage, and interviews with close friends and family. Charting Simone’s musical inventiveness alongside the arc of her Jim Crow childhood, defining role in the Civil Rights Movement, arrival at Carnegie Hall, self-imposed exile in Liberia, and solitary life in France.”

DOPE

“Director Rick Famuyiwa delivers an energetic, super-fresh, modern-day coming-of-age story that is a delightful mash-up of DIY punk, Yo! MTV Raps,YouTube, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.”  It stars Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet’s daughter Zoë Kravitz and features rapper A$AP Rocky. Pharrell contributed to the soundtrack.

 

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