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Kurt and Courtney poster
Original Kurt and Courtney film poster
Kurt & Courtney is a 1998 documentary film by Nick Broomfield investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Kurt Cobain, and allegations of Courtney Love's involvement in it.
As an investigation of the circumstances surrounding Cobain's death, this documentary investigates the theories which sprung up afterwards. Cobain committed suicide but it has been alleged by some who worked on the case, to have been murdered, at Courtney Love's instigation in some allegations.
As Broomfield investigates Cobain's death, his emphasis moves from the murder theories and onto an investigation of Courtney herself.
The film was due to play the Sundance Film Festival but Courteny threatened legal action if they screened the film. Broomfield removed all of Nirvana's music and replaced it with music from bands mainly from the Seattle area. However when shown on the BBC, the film contained Nirvana's 1991 performance of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' from Top of the Pops.
Courtney Love's refusal to license any of Cobain's music and her unwillingness to speak on camera was used by Broomfield as evidence of her censorship of free speech.
This was the original poster produced in 1998, now rare and collectable.