Fanny: The Right to Rock
Director: Bobbi Jo Hart Run Time: 92 min. Release Year: 2021
Starring: Alice de Buhr, Jean Millington, June Millington, Nickey Barclay, Patti Quatro
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The untold story of a Filipina American founded, California garage band that morphed into the ferocious rock group Fanny, the first all female band to release an LP with a major label. Adored by David Bowie, the band’s groundbreaking impact in music has been lost in the mists of time… until now. Fifty years later, bandmates reunite with a new record deal and a second chance to right the wrongs of history.
“‘Fanny: The Right to Rock’ remains thoroughly engaging thanks to the demonstrable talent and brassy forthrightness of its central personalities.” – Dennis Harvery, Variety
“An illuminating documentary on the sexism, racism, ageism and homophobia that confronted members of Fanny, which many consider the first all-female rock band.” – Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News