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FANNY: The Right to Rock reveals the incredible, untold story of three Filipina American teens who self-founded a garage band in the 1960s that morphed into the ferocious California rock group Fanny, the first band comprised of women to release an LP with a major record label (Warner/Reprise/1970). Despite releasing Top 40 hits and five critically-acclaimed albums between 1970 to 1974, counting David Bowie as one of their biggest fans and touring extensively with bands like CHICAGO, Steely Dan and other major groups, Fanny's groundbreaking impact in music has been lost in the mists of time... until now.

Set against the retro backdrop of California 1960s culture, FANNY: The Right to Rock takes viewers on a fast-paced ride following the compelling present day reunion of bandmates 50 years later to record and release a new rock album -- expertly intercutting this dramatic story with Fanny's incredible backstory -- illuminated by rare performance archival footage and celebrity interviews with music legends from Bonnie Raitt, Todd Rundgren, the B52's Kate Pierson and Lovin' Spoonful's John Sebastien to Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, the Go Go's Kathy Valentine, David Bowie's guitarist Earl Slick, Charles Neville and Steely Dan's Jeff "Skunk" Baxter.

Fanny blasted glass ceilings of racism and sexism back in the 1960s and 70s, with the lesbian bandmates told they either hide their LBGTQ identity or leave the band. And these feisty women of colour now takes on the stigmas of ageism as well, proving that age is just a number, that brown skin is just a colour, and how true success is defined by embracing our identity and letting go of the limits and expectations we put on ourselves.


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    92 minutes
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  • Director
    Bobbi Jo Hart
  • Producer
    Bobbi Jo Hart, Robbie Hart
  • Executive Producer
    Katherine Buck, Bobbi Jo Hart, Anne Pick, Catherine Bainbridge Ina Fichman, Randy Lennox, Glen Salzman
  • Cinematographer
    Claire Sanford, Sam Trudelle, Naomi Ture
  • Editor
    Catherine Legault
  • Composer
    Daniel Toussaint