It's Sundance Film Festival season already, however one film that will not be viewed there this week is British film maker Nick Broomfield's "Kurt And Courtney" whose premiere this Friday was abruptly canceled by Sundance organizers. The reasons cited were unresolved legal matters, including uncleared music rights.
The film reportedly paints a picture of Courtney Love helping to drive Kurt Cobain to suicide and Love's attorneys have reportedly threatened to sue for defamation of character if the movie is released.
Broomfield, whose last film was a documentary on Hollywood Madame Heidi Fleiss, is claiming that Love pressured Sundance to cancel the premiere. He says that he does have music clearance and calls this a free speech issue. Both Love's camp and Sundance say that she did try to stop the film from being shown, but that it was the legal questions that made the Sundance organizers pull "Kurt And Courtney."