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Hit So Hard

Director: P. David Ebersole Run Time: 103 min. Format: Digibeta Rating: NR Release Year: 2011

Starring: , Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson, Melissa Auf der Maur, Patty Schemel

Nitehawk and Noisey present May’s Music Driven Hit So Hard, a documentary in which the highs and lows 1990s Seattle’s alternative music scene are told through the life of Hole drummer, Patty Schemel.

Much more than a documentary focusing on the life of one person, Hit So Hard expands upon Patty Schemel’s personal narrative as the drummer for Hole into the tumultuous landscape of the 1990s Seattle music scene. The film includes personal revelations from Patty about drug use, sexuality, extreme loss, fame, and the passionate desire to create music. Consisting of many moments captured on home-video by Schemel, what’s truly touching are the intimate home videos of a young Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love at home with their baby Francis Bean; not to mention the captured crazy moments on tour. Dealing with how women in rock-n-roll navigate the waters so often dominated by straight men, the heart of Hit So Hard is within the struggles and successes of its subject, Patty Schemel.

Presented with our media partner, Noisey.