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Fanny: The Right to Rock
March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDTAdmission by Donation
The ‘opening night’ film of the 31 st World Community Film Festival was postponed in February; now, we’re ready to rock together with this uplifting film (93min).
“Revivify Fanny. And my work is done.”- David Bowie
In the 1960s, in Sacramento, two Filipina-American sisters got together with other teenage girls to play music. Their garage band evolved into the legendary rock group, Fanny, the first all-women band to release an LP with a major record label. Despite releasing 5 critically-acclaimed albums, touring with famed bands and amassing a dedicated fan base of music legends, Fanny’s ground-breaking impact in music was written out of history… until bandmates reunite 50 years later.
With incredible archival footage of the band’s rocking past intercut with its next chapter releasing a new LP today, the film includes interviews with a large cadre of music icons, including Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Bonnie Raitt and others. Fighting early barriers of race, gender and sexuality, and now ageism, in the music industry, the women of Fanny are ready to claim their place in the halls of rock n’ roll fame.
Advisory: Rated PG – Coarse language Best Canadian Feature, Inside Out Festival and Hot Docs
Admission is by donation. Mask are optional but vaccine cards will be required.
The film will also screen online from the morning of March 24th to March 27th at midnight. Go to worldcommunity.ca to pre-order tickets