Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

David Bowie was quoted in saying “Revivify Fanny. And I feel my work will be done.” An affecting documentary, FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK carries on the work that one of their biggest supporters started, and is a definitive proclamation on the significance of one of the most under-appreciated bands in rock music history. This is the untold story of a self-founded, 1960s garage band — which included Filipina American and queer bandmates — that morphed into the ferocious rock group Fanny, the first band of women to release an LP with a major record label (Warner/Reprise, 1970).

As this film eagerly illustrates, Fanny’s music and legacy left a lasting impact on those who witnessed them in their formative years. The film is more than “sex, drugs, and rock and roll,” much more than a band’s rise and fall, and even more than a statement on the proverbial glass ceiling. FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK doesn’t just celebrate a career, but it corrects a historical oversight. The film writes what was written out, but also leaves a blank page for the band to write their own ending. — Joel Quizon

CREDITS
Director: Bobbi Jo Hart
Writer: Bobbi Jo Hart
Producer: Bobbi Jo Hart, Robbie Hart
Executive Producer: Katherine Buck, Bobbi Jo Hart, Catherine Bainbridge, Anne Pick, Ina Fichman, Randy Lennox, Glen Salzman
Director of Photography: Claire Sanford
Editor: Catherine Legault
Composer: Fanny, Daniel Toussaint
Sound Designer: Daniel Toussaint
Music: Fanny, Daniel Toussaint
Cast: Jean Millington, June Millington, Brie Darling, Alice de Buhr, Patti Quatro, Nickey Barclay, Bonnie Raitt, Cherie Currie, Kathy Valentine, Kate Pierson, Gail Ann Dorsey, Ruby Ibarra
Photo Credit: Marita Madeloni

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