“This pull-no-punches portrait of the hell-and-back life of Patty Schemel, drummer for Courtney Love’s band Hole during its peak years, is no ordinary rockumentary. Told from the point of view of one band member, Hit So Hard takes an unprecedented inside look 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.
With its candid interviews, unflinching accounts of the personal tragedies that plagued the band in its heyday, and a rare look at hardball music-industry politics during the recording of Hole’s 1997 record Celebrity Skin, this is anything but a sanitized VH1 hagiography. Hit So Hard is above all the increasingly harrowing story of a woman who narrowly escaped becoming a rock-and-roll casualty.”
Q&A WITH DIRECTOR! HOLE REUNION: Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson and Melissa auf der Mar in person on Monday, March 28!
2011. USA. 101 min.
Director: P. David Ebersole
Writers: P. David Ebersole, Todd Hughes
Cast: Patty Schemel, Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson