International Films Competition

Fanny: The Right to Rock

USA, 2021, 96 min.

Eng. Heb. and Eng. Sub.

Dir. Bobbi Jo Hart

Screening Schedule:

Sat. 11/12 | 21:00 | Cinematheque

Sat. 18/12 | 16:30 | Cinematheque

Sometime in the 1960s, in sunny Sacramento, two Filipina-American sisters got together to play music. Little did they know their garage rock band would evolve into the legendary Fanny, the first all-woman band to release an LP with a major record label. Despite recording a handful of albums and amassing a dedicated fan base that included music legend David Bowie, the band all but disappeared from the records of music history.
This documentary not only tells the story of the band's rocking past, but also documents its next chapter: now in their 60s, the bandmates are recording a new album. The film includes interviews with a large cadre of music icons, including Bonnie Raitt, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and the Go-Go's Kathy Valentine.

Festivals:
Hot Docs - Official Selection, Roger Audience Award
Inside Out Film and Video Festival - Best Canadian Film
Doc 'n Roll Film Festival UK
Barcelona Music Documentary Film Festival!
Seattle Queer Film Festival
Lesbian Looks Film Festival
Calgary International Film Festival