Documentary Centerpiece: Hit So Hard
(USA, 2011, 101 mins)
P. David Ebersole
SCR: P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes
Patty Schemel, the hard hitting drummer of Courtney Love's seminal rock band Hole, is not only a master of the sticks, but a true survivor. After growing up as an outsider near Seattle she shot to stardom in the early 90's, engulfed by the music scene. She documented her life as a rock star - at band practice, on the road, backstage and in front of millions of people. She captured rare, precious moments behind the scenes with Hole and Kurt Cobain and the intense highs and lows of these dynamic relationships often shaped by drug abuse and an addiction that consumed her and almost killed her.
Director P. David Ebersole has masterfully woven Patty's videos with contemporary interviews of Patty, her bandmates (including Love, Melissa Auf der Maur and Eric Erlandson) and other important figures in Patty’s life to craft a story that is as beautiful and inspirational as it is a significant cultural record.
-Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director
One of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Indie Faces, P. David Ebersole's writing/directing includes DESIRE (Fox TV), WICKED WICKED GAMES starring Tatum O'Neal, STRAIGHT RIGHT (Sundance Channel), the award-winning short DEATH IN VENICE, CA, last year's Outfest short SWIMMING starring Gretchen Phillips and Phranc; and he co-produced STRANGER INSIDE (HBO), directed by Cheryl Dunye, produced by Jim McKay, Michael Stipe and Effie Brown.
Following the screening, there will be a live performance by Patty with:
Eric Erlandson (Hole)
Jorjee Douglass (Stone Fox, Citizens Band)
Roddy Bottum (Faith No More, Imperial Teen)
Clint Walsh (Gnarls Barkley)
Larry Schemel (Midnight Movies)
If you are only staying for the film you must park at free offsite parking and shuttle to the theatre on "Kiss and Ride" (See Venues and Parking)
AFTER-PARTY: HARD ROCK CAFE HOLLYWOOD ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD
, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90028
IN COLLABORATION WITH: Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles
SPONSORED BY: Amoeba
Thu, Jul 14th 8:30pm
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