director: Benjamin Statler

premieres july 24, the Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street

As conspiracy theories go, the Courtney killed Kurt one is a doozie, and as this totally biased, one-sided take on the happenings reveals: there are a lot of questions left unanswered. Filmed as a strange docudrama, “Soaked In Bleach” intercuts actual interviews with dramatic re-enactments of the days leading up to and after Kurt Cobain’s death, as told by private dick Tom Grant. Taped conversations are seamlessly sliced into the action to add authenticity, and it does add a creepy sense of the real to a very unreal set of circumstances.

Grant was hired by Courtney Love to find her missing husband (then rock god of Nirvana), but quickly becomes suspicious of the craziness (the sex, the drugs, the rock and roll) and starts recording everything. These recordings catch several of the players divulging big fat lies, outlandish innuendoes, criminal accusations and very juicy secrets. There was a lot of wrong going on from everyone involved, and if nothing else, there will be a lot of questions raised, thanks to this film. Perfect for the conspiracy crowd, and not a bad, if uneven little film to boot.



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