Features: Patty Schemel, Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain
Director: P. David Ebersole
From Gay Essential
Released in 2011, Hit So Hard is an American documentary centred on the grunge movement and the life of a gay rock band drummer. The film was directed by P. David Ebersole, stars Patty Schemel and Courtney Love and contains archive footage of Kristen Pfaff and Kurt Cobain.
“Emotions run raw in this behind-the-scenes look at drummer Patty Schemel and her drug-fuelled run with the 90s grunge rock band, Hole.”
— Hollywood Reporter
“Part character study of the film’s titular star, part documentary on US grunge outfit Hole, Hit So Hard offers a fascinating insight into the many trials and tribulations of being one quarter of one of rock’s most notoriously excessive, on-the-nose bands.”
— Cine Vue
“Structured around Schemel’s Hi8 footage from those dark and heady times, the film hews closely to her biography, touching on her early drumming and drinking (ages 11 and 12, respectively), her coming out, and her central role in the Northwest music scene before unflinchingly recounting her path from being Hole’s most crucial and well-known drummer to drug addiction, homelessness, and recovery.”
— The Austin Chronicle
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe)
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: Exempt
- Studio: Peccadillo Pictures
- DVD Release Date: 26 Nov. 2012
- Run Time: 103 minutes
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