NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS announces the reunion of the original members of HOLE at the New York debut of P. David Ebersole’s documentary HIT SO HARD

COURTNEY LOVE, ERIC ERLANDSON, MELISSA AUF DER MAUR join former bandmate (and doc subject) PATTY SCHEMEL for the first time in 13 years

New York, NY, March 24, 2011 — The Museum of Modern Art and Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that the members of Hole will reunite to celebrate the first of two New Directors/New Films screenings of P. David Ebersole’s documentary, HIT SO HARD at MoMA on Monday, March 28 at 6:00PM.

The reunion will mark the first time Love, Erlandson, der Maur and Schemel have been together at a public event in 13 years.

Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson and Melissa auf der Maur will join former bandmate Patty Schemel for the New York debut of Ebersole’s rockumentary. The film is a pull-no-punches portrait of the hell-and-back life of Schemel, Hole’s drummer during its peak years. The result is an unprecedented inside look at the one of the Nineties most crucial and controversial groups. Notwithstanding its amazingly candid interviews (Love included), its unflinching accounts of the personal tragedies that plagued the band in its heyday, and a rare look at hardball music-industry politics gives the viewer the lowdown on the recording of Hole’s 1997 record Celebrity Skin.

Highlights include home movies and videos never seen before including footage of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love.

Attendees will include HIT SO HARD director P. David Ebersole, Patty Schemel, Courtney Love, Melissa auf der Maur and Eric Erlandson, modelJenny Shimizu (who appears in the film), and producers Todd Hughes and Christina Soletti,. A Q&A including the filmmakers and the band will follow the screening.

A second screening will be held at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater on Wednesday, March 30 at 9:00PM.

Tickets can be purchased directly through the New Directors/New Films website.In celebration of the 40th anniversary, the website also features videos and testimonials from New Directors/New Films filmmakers from past years, who talk about the impact the festival had on their careers. Patrons are encouraged to visit for latest film information and festival updates.

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About New Directors/New Films

Dedicated to the discovery and support of emerging artists, New Directors/New Films has earned an international reputation as the premier festival for works that break or re-cast the cinematic mold.  The New Directors/New Films selection committee is made up of members from both presenting organizations: from The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Marian Masone, Richard Peña, Gavin Smith; and from The Museum of Modern Art, Jytte Jensen, Laurence Kardish, and Rajendra Roy.

About The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art

Under the leadership of Rose Kuo, Executive Director, and Richard Peña, Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center offers the best in international, classic, and cutting-edge independent cinema. The Film Society presents two film festivals that attract global attention: the New York Film Festival, now in its 49th year, and New Directors/New Films, which, since its founding in 1972, has been produced in collaboration with MoMA. The Film Society also publishes the award-winning Film Comment Magazine, and for over three decades has given an annual award—now named “The Chaplin Award”—to a major figure in world cinema. Past recipients of this award include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks. For more information, visit

The Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film was established as the Film Library in 1935, and presented its first series as circulating exhibitions in 1936.  The Film Department organizes over 50 film exhibitions every year, including annual programs such asPremiere Brazil,To Save and ProjectandThe Contenders.  The Department organizes exhibitions in MoMA’s galleries, includingTim Burton (2009-10) andPixar: 20 Years of Animation(2005–06). The department also has an extensive archive of over 27,000 film and video works, including the world’s largest institutional collections of the works of D. W. Griffith, Andy Warhol, and Stan Brakhage. Rajendra Roy is the current Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, appointed in May 2007.


New Directors/New Films is presented by The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center and is supported by Kenneth Kuchin, Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s NEW WAVE group, and Eastman Kodak Company.

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