ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
A zoom-in on Cobain's last days
Advertiser Staff and News Services
Blown opportunity by a great director to explore the truth behind the final days of rocker Kurt Cobain, or low-key masterpiece as wonderfully blurry as Cobain's lyricism?
Inspired by Cobain's unraveling, director Gus Van Sant's "Last Days" sheds nothing new on the rock icon's life. Instead, it touches down on the alternately hedonistic and graveyard-still two-day death spiral of a fictional Cobain-ish rocker named Blake.
Relentlessly abstract and confounding, "Last Days" will test the patience of even die-hard Nirvana fans. But that doesn't make it any less fascinating. At Doris Duke Theatre, today and Wednesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. 532-8768.
— Derek Paiva
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