CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

Fanny: The Right to Rock

Year: 2021
Country: CANADA
Language: English
Run Time: 96 minutes

Fanny: The Right to Rock
Fanny: The Right to Rock
Fanny: The Right to Rock
Fanny: The Right to Rock

In the 1960s, an all-female rock band was making a name for themselves in the music scene…and their name was Fanny. With their long hair, rocking stage presence, and incredible instrumentation skills, Fanny was unlike any other girl group before them. But despite their unmatched talent and groundbreaking music, Fanny never quite broke through. With lesbian and Filipino members, the band failed to fit the desired “image” of the time. And with a lack of support, the group eventually fell apart. Decades later, Fanny’s lasting legacy has paved the way for female musicians across a variety of genres. Throughout their career, the women in Fanny have battled sexism, racism, and homophobia. Now in their 60s, back together and releasing a new album, “Fanny Walked the Earth,” the badass chicks in Fanny are tackling ageism as well. A powerful documentary featuring interviews with a swath of legendary music icons including Bonnie Raitt, Todd Rundgren, The Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine, and The B52’s Kate Pierson, FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK will have you dancing in your seat. —G.S.

CIFF46 Screenings

Allen Theatre

Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 4:45 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Asian Cinema
Music Movies
Queer Cinema
Women of the World

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Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Bobbi Jo Hart

Bobbi Jo Hart, Robbie Hart

Claire Sanford, Samuel Trudelle-Gendron, Naomi Ture

Catherine Legault

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Philippine American Society of Ohio

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