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Hit So Hard (2011)

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A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction.

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Eric Erlandson ...
Himself
Melissa Auf der Maur ...
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Himself (archive footage)
Kristen Pfaff ...
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Larry Schemel ...
Himself
Gina Schock ...
Herself
Debbi Peterson ...
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Kate Schellenbach ...
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Nina Gordon ...
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Roddy Bottum ...
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Joe Mama-Nitzberg ...
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Phranc ...
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HIT SO HARD follows the journey of Patty Schemel, the openly gay drummer of Courtney Love's seminal rock band 'Hole.' As a young girl who always knew she was 'different' from the other kids in her farm town home outside of Seattle, Patty never dreamed she would one day have her picture on the cover of 'Rolling Stone.' But she also never fathomed that she could lose it all. A true survivor of what we now know was the disaffected 'slacker' generation, Patty found herself, like her friend Kurt Cobain, embraced by the dark side. Written by Anonymous

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The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel


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$3,174 (USA) (27 April 2012)

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$30,402 (USA) (8 June 2012)
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The film contains rare footage of the late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain at home with his family in 1992 and 1993. See more »

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Patty Schemel: Thank God for punk rock and those people because you could be whatever you wanted to be.
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Celebrity Skin
Written by William Corgan, Eric Erlandson, Courtney Love
Performed by Hole
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Wonderful!! A Don't Miss for Hole Fans.
19 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A film that focuses on Courtney Love's band Hole where Ms. Love is not the out-of-control one may seem like an unlikely premise. But the story of Hole drummer Patty Schemel's rise and fall (OUT of Hole) is beautifully done.

Growing up in a small town outside Seattle, it wasn't long before Schemel and her musician brother Larry became regular fixtures in the Seattle music scene. As the city was becoming the focal point for the new "alternative" movement, Patty and her friend Kurt Cobain were indulging in activities a bit more risky than music. Through home footage and interviews with all three band-mates and a who's who of influential female drummers, Hit So Hard tackles sexism in the music industry, the long and painful process of kicking drugs and the loneliness of being a young lesbian in a conservative town. But by looking at her life from so many facets, the film is ultimately uplifting, moving and powerful. Props to everyone involved. Best SXSW documentary this year.


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