Tonight (July 14th) over at the Ford Amphitheatre, the good folks from Outfest are screening Hit So Hard for the festival’s (July 7-17) documentary centerpiece. The film revolves around the life – and almost death – of Hole‘s drummer Patty Schemel, you all know what a huge fan I am of the band, so of course I’m going to be there of course with bells on. Plus after the movie, there’s a very special performance, check out all the awesome details below. This is not to be missed! There’s still tickets available plus they’re running a special, if you go to the Ford’s box office tonight, you can purchase tickets for just ten bucks! You seriously can’t beat that deal, so hopefully I’ll be seeing some of you later on this evening!
Hit So Hard – 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.
Following the screening, there will be a live performance by Patty with:
- Linda Perry
- Eric Erlandson (Hole)
- Jorjee Douglass (Stone Fox, Citizens Band)
- Roddy Bottum (Faith No More, Imperial Teen)
- Clint Walsh (Gnarls Barkley)
- Larry Schemel (Midnight Movies)