Hole Drummer Patty Schemel on Reagan, Courtney and Cobain Suicide

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Hit So Hard: The Life And Near Death Story Of Patty Schemel. Courtney Love’s Hole drummer, recovering addict and grunge rock survivor Schemel’s soul searching, connected to musical tribalism and Kurt Cobain’s suicide; coming of age mentally and artistically during the bleak Reagan years; infiltrating the exclusive male drumming world; art and addiction; what it is about a performer’s life that drives them to such anger and self-destructive despair; and why she prefers drumming without shoes.

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Fathers And Daughters In Film: Gavras and Rossellini. Director Julie Gavras (Blame It On Fidel), daughter of filmmaking legend Costa Gavras is on the line to Arts Express from Paris in a conversation about her new film, Late Bloomers. A satire mulling the marginalization of older people in society, and senior sexuality on screen.

Green Porno: Late Bloomers star Isabella Rossellini, daughter of iconic director Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman, talks about her own venture into filmmaking with this Sundance animal kingdom small screen series. An eco-friendly peep show, and affectionate and raw when not surreal, often tongue in cheek intermittently lusty exploration of creature erotic appetites.

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Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.