Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death of Patty Schemel (10:45PM SHOW)

A beautiful, gritty portrait of the to-hell-and-back journey of Patty Schemel (drummer for Courtney Love’s band Hole), who narrowly escaped becoming a rock-and-roll casualty and emerged a survivor. Hit So Hard takes an unprecedented inside look from Patty’s point-of-view at one of the most crucial and controversial groups of the 1990s, with up-close-and-personal home video footage of life offstage with Courtney, Kurt Cobain, and the band. Candid interviews with band mates Eric Erlandson, Melissa Auf Der Maur, and Courtney Love provide unflinching accounts of both the personal tragedies that plagued the band in its heyday, and hardball music-industry politics during the recording of Hole’s 1997 record “Celebrity Skin”. As well, fellow female drummers Debbi Peterson of The Bangles, Luscious Jackson’s Kate Schellenbach, Gina Shock of The Go-Gos and Alice De Buhr (from legendary ‘70s all-girl band Fanny) provide a look at the struggles of women who dared to beat the skins in a boy-drummer world. The screening is followed by a Q&A with director P. David Ebersole, producer Todd Hughes, Patty Schemel, Eric Erlandson and other special guests!
Dir. P. David Ebersole, 2011, HDCAM, 103 min.

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