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Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain, her only child with husband and late grunge rocker Kurt Cobain, recently made their joint public appearance in years, at the premiere of a new documentary about the iconic Nirvana frontman.
Love, 50, and Frances, 22, were photographed hugging at the recent carpet event, which was held at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Saturday. The documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, is set to be debut on the premium cable channel and also be released to theaters abroad later this year.
Frances serves as a visual artist and executive producer. At the premiere, she sported a purple and yellow Moschino cardigan, crop top and pencil skirt and dark makeup, while her mother sported a gray maxi coat and black gown and a more neutral look.
"So proud of you Bean," Love said on her Instagram page on Sunday.
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Love and Frances had squabbled periodically over the past few years and have since made up. In 2009, the Hole rocker and actress lost custody of her daughter, then 17, who went to live with her grandmother.
Up until about five years ago, they were often spotted together at celebrity events and parties, such as at Paris Hilton's 26th birthday bash in 2007 (pictured).
In 2012, Love took to Twitter to accuse Foo Fighters rocker David Grohl, who was Nirvana's drummer, of hitting on her daughter, then 19 years old. Grohl denied the claims, as did Frances, who told E! News that while she's "generally silent on the affairs" of her "biological mother," Love's "tirade has taken a gross turn." She also said the social network should "ban" her mother.
Love later apologized, tweeting, "Bean, sorry I believed the gossip. Mommy loves you." In 2014, Love and Grohl put aside their differences and appeared on stage together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which welcomed Nirvana into the prestigious fold.
Despite their lack of joint public appearances, the singer and her daughter have exchanged heartwarming tweets over the past couple of years.
Kurt died at age 27 in his native Seattle on April 8, 1994. His death, which was ruled a suicide, was one of the most shocking in music history.
The HBO documentary is the first authorized film about the singer and was made with the cooperation and help of his family, including Love.
"So so sad yet so uplifting, beautiful and gorgeous," she tweeted on Saturday, telling her daughter, "Your daddy would be so proud of you baby. thank u."
"The film is a raw and visceral journey through Cobain's life and provides no-holds-barred access to Kurt Cobain's archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives, family archives and songbooks," HBO said in a statement.
The channel has released one of the new photos of Kurt, as seen below.
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"I started work on this project eight years ago," director Brett Morgen was quoted as saying. "Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. However, once I stepped into Kurt's archive, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects (oil paintings, sculptures), countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 4000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media."
Morgan said Love had granted him permission to use the materials in the documentary.
"She was hoping to make a film that revealed a deeper understanding of Kurt than had been depicted in the media," he told Rolling Stone in comments posted last month. "While several parties control rights to Kurt's music, Courtney and her daughter are the sole rights holders to Kurt's belongings, which are used quite readily throughout the film. In granting me access to his possessions, Courtney gave me permission to use the items in any manner I deemed appropriate for the film."