Canada’s longest-running documentary film festival, Global Visions (running from May 7–18, 2015) kicked off this year’s fest with one of the year’s most highly anticipated and critically acclaimed films, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. From director Brett Morgen, this film uses Cobain’s own journals, music, art, films, and audio recordings to paint a definitive portrait of Nirvana’s visionary frontman and highlight his lasting influence on popular culture.
Other notable docs featured this year include:
1 Dead Venues Created by locals Mike Siek and Eden Munro, this is a fond look back at some of Edmonton’s most beloved, “gone-but-not-forgotten” music venues.
2 Made In Japan From director Josh Bishop, this is the poignant and incredibly inspiring story of Japanese country music star Tomi Fujiyama.
3 How to Change the World Using never before seen archival materials, this doc is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.