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LOS ANGELES SCREENING–FANNY: The Right to Rock
October 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL–David Bowie was quoted in saying “Revivify Fanny. And I feel my work will be done.” An affecting documentary, FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK carries on the work that one of their biggest supporters started and is a definitive proclamation on the significance of one of the most under-appreciated bands in rock music history. This is the untold story of a self-founded, 1960s garage band — which included Filipina American and queer bandmates — that morphed into the ferocious rock group Fanny, the first band of women to release an LP with a major record label (Warner/Reprise, 1970).
As this film eagerly illustrates, Fanny’s music and legacy left a lasting impact on those who witnessed them in their formative years. The film is more than “sex, drugs, and rock and roll,” much more than a band’s rise and fall, and even more than a statement on the proverbial glass ceiling. FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK doesn’t just celebrate a career, but it corrects a historical oversight. The film writes what was written out, but also leaves a blank page for the band to write their own ending. — Joel Quizon
FANNY: The Right to Rock
DIRECTOR: Bobbi Jo Hart
Friday, October 1 at 7 pm
Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center
1000 W Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
This film is supported by a California Documentary Project Grant.