Fanny: The Right to Rock

Canada, 96m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened May 27–June 9, 2022

Sometime in the 1960s, in sunny Sacramento, two Filipina-American sisters got together with other teenage girls to play music. Little did they know their garage band would evolve into the legendary rock group Fanny, the first all-woman band to release an LP with a major record label (Warner/Reprise, 1970). Despite releasing 5 critically-acclaimed albums over 5 years, touring with famed bands from Slade to Chicago, and amassing a dedicated fan base of music legends including David Bowie, Fanny’s groundbreaking impact in music was written out of history… until bandmates reunite 50 years later with a new rock record deal. Fighting early barriers of race, gender, and sexuality in the music industry, and now ageism, the incredible women of Fanny are ready to claim their hallowed place in the halls of rock ‘n’ roll fame. A Film Movement release

Official Selection: DOC NYC, HotDocs, Outfest

A film by Bobbi Jo Hart

What the movie showcases best from its subjects… is the humor and ease of women who have survived a lifetime of setbacks and strife.”

Teo Bugbee, The New York Times

One of the most important female bands in American rock… They’re as important as anybody else who’s ever been, ever; it just wasn’t their time. Revivify Fanny.”

David Bowie