Juliette Lewis Rock Doc Premiering at Tribeca Fest

"Hard Lovin' Woman," the Red Bull TV film about Juliette Lewis and the Licks, set for Tribeca.
Juliette Lewis in "Hard Lovin' Woman"
Juliette Lewis in "Hard Lovin' Woman"
By Richard S. Chang

When Juliette Lewis hits the red carpet at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, it will in a very different capacity from all of her previous festival appearances.

Known for her edgy performances in movies such as "Natural Born Killers" and "Strange Days," Lewis is the subject of a new and unlikely documentary, "Hard Lovin' Woman," directed by Michael Rapaport. The title comes from the name of a rock song that she released in 2009, and the film explores how for several years at the peak of her acting career, she put it all aside to pursue of her first love, music.

Watch the trailer for "Hard Lovin' Woman"

For six years, Lewis was the lead singer of a rock band, Juliette Lewis and the Licks. Founded in 2003, the band put out three albums, toured the world and even opened for the Foo Fighters at their famous concert at Hyde Park in London, before breaking up in 2009.

In 2015, Lewis brought the band back together for a memorable show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Rapaport's short film, which will have its world premiere at Tribeca April 15, before being broadcast on Red Bull TV, captures the El Rey show, along with other live performances, in addition to intimate interviews with Lewis, and other collaborators, such as Dave Grohl.

"I've seen her movies and I think she's one of the best actors of our generation," says Grohl in the trailer for the film (above). "But I watch her on stage and I'm like, wow, it kind of seems like she should say, 'F--k that other stuff,' and just do this."

"Hard Lovin' Woman," a Red Bull TV and UX Entertainment production, was executive produced by Sal Masekela and Jason Bergh. It will be available to watch on demand starting April 23 exclusively on Red Bull TV.

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