On April 1, 1994, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain slipped out of a Los Angeles rehab facility and headed north to his home in Seattle. A week later, his body was found in a small greenhouse above the garage of his Lake Washington estate, dead from a shotgun wound. Exactly what transpired during Cobain's five final days became the subject of intense speculation, and a dodgy but persistent murder-conspiracy theory inevitably emerged from the murk. Filmmaker Gus Van Sant has little interest in re-creating the chain of events that ended in what was almost certainly suicide. Instead, as he did in GERRY (2003) and ELEPHANT (2004), Van Sant draws inspiration from a stew of mou...