cinematic movement announced the release of the rock documentary Fanny: the right to rock on digital and DVD August 9, 2022. From the director Bobbi Jo Hart (Rebels on Pointe), Rogers Audience Choice Award winner FANNY at Hot Docs, traces the band’s formation, rise, fall and more recent reformation 50 years after its founding with the release of a new album, and covers misogyny, bigotry and other roadblocks they faced along the way.
Featuring incredible archival footage from the band’s rock past interspersed with their next chapter releasing a new album today, the film includes interviews with a wide range of music icons, including Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Bonnie Raitt, Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go, Todd Rundgren, Cherie Currie of The Runaways, John Sebastian of Lovin’ Spoonful, Kate Pierson of The B52, Charles Neville and guitarist and bassist David Bowie Earl Slick and Gail Ann Dorsey. Fighting the first barriers of race, gender and sexuality in the music industry, and now ageism, the amazing women of Fanny are ready to claim their hallowed place in the halls of rock ‘n’ roll fame. . Get the details below!
Synopsis: In the 1960s, in sunny Sacramento, two Filipino-American sisters got together with other teenage girls to play music. Little did they know their garage band would become legendary rock band Fanny, the first all-female band to sign with a major record label. Yet despite releasing 5 critically acclaimed albums over 5 years, touring with famed bands from SLADE to CHICAGO, and building a devoted fanbase of music legends including David Bowie, the groundbreaking impact de Fanny dans la musique has been written out of history…until now, with the feature documentary, FANNY – THE RIGHT TO ROCK.
- 5 featurettes with over 35 minutes of additional footage
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