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Hit So Hard -- A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction.
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Writers (WGA):
P. David Ebersole (written by) &
Todd Hughes (written by)
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Release Date:
16 November 2012 (UK) See more »
The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel
A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)

Patty Schemel ... Herself

Courtney Love ... Herself
Eric Erlandson ... Himself
Melissa Auf der Maur ... Herself

Kurt Cobain ... Himself (archive footage)
Kristen Pfaff ... Herself (archive footage)
Larry Schemel ... Himself
Gina Schock ... Herself
Debbi Peterson ... Herself
Kate Schellenbach ... Herself
Nina Gordon ... Herself
Roddy Bottum ... Himself
Joe Mama-Nitzberg ... Himself
Phranc ... Herself

Sarah Vowell ... Herself
Dallas Taylor ... Himself
Alice de Buhr ... Herself
Chris Whitemyer ... Himself
Care Bears on Fire ... Izzy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Butchie ... Herself

Evan Dando ... Himself (archive footage)

Dexter Holland ... Himself (archive footage)
Leslie Mah ... Herself (archive footage)
Metallica ... Themselves (archive footage)
Sheri Ozeki ... Herself (archive footage)

Fred Schneider ... Himself (archive footage)

Jenny Shimizu ... Herself (archive footage)
Pat Smear ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
P. David Ebersole 
Writing credits
P. David Ebersole (written by) &
Todd Hughes (written by)

Produced by
Heather Bendler .... associate producer
Julianna Brannum .... associate producer
Todd Hughes .... producer
Brad Lovett .... associate producer
Dan Snow .... associate producer
Christina Soletti .... producer
Original Music by
Roddy Bottum 
Cinematography by
Larra Anderson 
Mark Putnam 
John Tanzer 
Film Editing by
P. David Ebersole 
Sound Department
Tom Boykin .... sound editor
Kerry P. Brown .... mixing consultant
Eric Lalicata .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Lalicata .... supervising sound editor
David Malits .... sound mixer
Sergio R. Rocha .... sound effects editor
Dan Snow .... sound supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Hernando Bansuelo .... second unit: photography
Kim Rasser .... still photographer
Stephen Roullier .... still photographer
Starr Scesniak .... still photographer
Jamie Tolbert .... second unit: photography
Editorial Department
Eric Chase .... hd colorist
Andrew Harwood .... video post assistant
Other crew
Dean R. Cheley .... clearance counsel
Jim Dobson .... publicist
Michael Donaldson .... clearance counsel
Anna Margarita Albelo .... thanks
Allison Anders .... thanks
Jennifer Arnold .... thanks
Rodney Ascher .... thanks
Nigel Barker .... thanks
Peter Belsito .... thanks
Shaz Bennett .... thanks
Cary Berger .... thanks
Jello Biafra .... thanks
Effie Brown .... thanks
Kerry P. Brown .... thanks
Charlotte Caffey .... thanks
Austin Chick .... thanks
Billy Corgan .... thanks
Joseph F. Cultice .... thanks
Christine D'Souza .... thanks
Darius Fisher .... thanks
Christian Gaines .... thanks
Philip Gefter .... thanks
Kevin Iwashina .... thanks
Dylan Marchetti .... thanks
James McNew .... thanks
Stuart Moxham .... thanks
Linda Perry .... thanks
Richard Press .... thanks
Lance Robertson .... thanks
Lizabeth Scott .... thanks
Loren Segan .... thanks
Tristen Tuckfield .... thanks
Diana E. Williams .... thanks
Mary Woronov .... thanks
Lauren Zuckerman .... thanks

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103 min

Did You Know?

Nominated for Best Music Film at the 2013 NME Awards along with Searching For Sugar Man, LCD Soundsystem: 'Shut Up And Play The Hits', Marley, The Rolling Stones: 'Crossfire Hurricane' and Led Zeppelin: 'Celebration Day'.See more »
Melissa Auf der Maur:Ultimately you're committed to each other and love each other. Being in a band is just this unspoken unconditional love with all the weirdness that comes with it.See more »
We Do Not BelongSee more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful!! A Don't Miss for Hole Fans., 19 May 2011
Author: rockrgrl from United States

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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