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FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK
(92 min) Canada/US
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WEDNESDAY 10/27, 8:50 PM (SESSION 15)

Director: Bobbi Jo Hart
Producers: Bobbi Jo Hart, Robbie Hart

Description:

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.

Biography:

Bobbi Jo Hart has been directing and producing award‐winning documentaries since 1997 with topics ranging from women's professional soccer and tennis to classical music, and the intriguing link between comedy and manic depression. Hart's last feature documentary film I am not a Rock Star toured over 30 film festivals worldwide and won several awards. Currently releasing Rise, which follows the Canadian women's national soccer team for three years. Hart is also in production directing and co‐producing a feature documentary about Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the all male comic ballet troupe formed during the New York Stonewall riots in 1974.

Robbie Hart has been producing and directing award winning, international documentaries. He has made several highly acclaimed films in his hometown of Montreal, notably Nos Amours The Saga of the Montreal Expos and Cirque for Life, produced in collaboration with Le Cirque du Soleil. Robbie’s doc series are Turning Sixteen, an eight part series on teenagers around the world and Rainmakers, about human rights activists. Other award winning films include Eye on the Son, The Brass Man and I am not a Rock Star about the Quebec pianist Marika Bournaki.

Contact Information:

w: http://www.fannythemovie.com
e: bobbigotgame@hotmail.com



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