Good morning, earth! Just wanted to make sure you were paying attention.
Hole drummer Patty Schemel debuted her documentary Hit So Hard at the New Directors/New Films series in New York City last night, and the whole gang showed up to support her. Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson and Melissa Auf Der Mar hit the red carpet for the documentary’s screening at the Museum of Modern Art.
Hit So Hard is a look at Schemel’s time in the band from 1992-1998 and contains a lot of original footage-from the studio to onstage, as well as moments with Love and her late husband Kurt Cobain. It also covers Schemel’s drug addiction (she’s been clean since 2005). After presenting some of the video tapes to a friend some time ago (who also happens to be a film director), Schemel came up with the idea for a documentary. She told Billboard.com,
“It’s really personal stuff. I never thought of it going everywhere. But I started explaining to him what each scene was, and he started to get the story and the story started to tell itself as each new tape was seen. He’s a friend and I trusted that he wouldn’t exploit any of the stuff or just focus on one part of the story. I did have reservations, but each year I became a little bit more clear and more sober and less foggy, and it seemed like [the film] was a good thing to do.”
The film contains interviews from band members and friends in the music business, and Schemel is hoping it will get picked up for distribution at one of the many festivals she’ll be attending.