Fanny: The Right to Rock

Fanny: The Right to Rock

Directed by Bobbi Jo Hart
(Canada, 2021, Digital)

“Decades before Olivia Rodrigo, there was Fanny—an all-women rock band who took the early 1970s by storm.” —NBC News

Meet one of the most important rock ’n’ roll bands you’ve probably never heard of: Fanny.

Embraced by members of rock royalty like David Bowie, Fanny released five acclaimed albums with Top 40 songs but never broke through. Fanny: The Right to Rock explores the fascinating story of this teen garage band of Filipina Americans from 1960s Sacramento that morphed into a ferocious rock group. Fanny almost became the “female Beatles,” but a perfect storm of sexism, homophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiment stood in the way.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Fanny: The Right to Rock

Directed by Bobbi Jo Hart
(Canada, 2021, 96 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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