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PALO ALTO SCREENING–FANNY: The Right to Rock

July 14 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm

Free

CAMERA AS WITNESS STANFORD ARTS–Camera as Witness Stanford Arts Presents Summer series MOVING FORWARD WITH MUSIC co-presented with Center for Asian American Media, Coupa Café, Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford Film Society, Stanford Research Park and The World House Project. The event includes a screening of FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK. Sometime in the 1960s, in sunny Sacramento, two Filipina-American sisters got together with other teenage girls to play music. Little did they know their garage band would evolve 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 over 5 years, touring with famed bands from SLADE to CHICAGO and amassing a dedicated fan base of music legends including David Bowie, Fanny’s groundbreaking impact in music was written out of history… until bandmates reunite 50 years later with a new rock record deal. The film includes interviews with Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Bonnie Raitt, The Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine, Todd Rundgren, The Runaways’ Cherie Currie, Lovin’ Spoonful’s John Sebastian, The B52’s Kate Pierson, Charles Neville and David Bowie guitarist and bassist Earl Slick and Gail Ann Dorsey. Fighting early barriers of race, gender and sexuality in the music industry, and now ageism, the incredible women of Fanny are ready to claim their hallowed place in the halls of rock ‘n’ roll fame. Reception with the filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart, the member of the band FANNY, Brie Darling, and music producer, rapper and scientist, Ruby Ibarra, hosted by Coupa Café Stanford Research Park at 5:30PM Please join us for the panel discussion after the screening with the filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart, the member of the band FANNY, Brie Darling, and music producer, rapper and scientist, Ruby Ibarra, moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Stanford Arts Camera as Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF. Music performance will follow the panel discussion. FANNY: The Right to Rock DIRECTOR: Bobbi Jo Hart Thursday, July 14 at 6 pm The Hub at Stanford Research Park 3215 Porter Dr Palo Alto, CA 94304 Order tickets here.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e3SAkdAwao   This film is supported by a California Documentary Project Grant.