Blog Archives

TONIGHT: Hit So Hard (Patty Schemel doc) + special performance from Pink Mink

06 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: admin

Please join us on Oct. 14th for our 12th annual festival at the RITZ THEATER with our Twin Cities premiere of “HIT SO HARD” by director P. David Ebersole. In addition, local darlings Pink Mink will play a very special set before the screening and a post-reception featuring complimentary food & beer (PBR & SURLY) will be served in the Ritz’s back dance studio with special guest DJ CHRISTY HUNT (Pink Mink/Ouija Radio) and her friend Danielle. Patty Schemel will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. Film intro by Jill Riley (89.3 The Current).

Date: Friday, October 14th, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: The Ritz Theater, 345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Tickets: $15.00

HIT SO HARD (2011, dir. P. David Ebersole, 101 min., USA, Blu-Ray)
This pull-no-punches portrait of the hell-and-back life of Patty Schemel, drummer for Courtney Love’s band Hole during its peak years, is no ordinary rockumentary. Told from the point of view of one band member, “Hit So Hard” takes an unprecedented inside look at one of the most crucial and controversial groups of the 1990s, with up-close-and-personal home-video footage of life offstage with Courtney, Kurt Cobain, and the band.

With its candid interviews, unflinching accounts of the personal tragedies that plagued the band in its heyday, and a rare look at hardball music-industry politics during the recording of Hole’s 1997 record Celebrity Skin, this is anything but a sanitized VH1 hagiography. “Hit So Hard” is above all the increasingly harrowing story of a woman who narrowly escaped becoming a rock-and-roll casualty. (Synopsis provided by New Directors/New Films Film Festival.)

Read more