Fanny: The Right To Rock
SAFF23 presents Fanny: The Right to Rock.
In 1960s Sacramento, Filipina-American sisters June and Jean Millington formed a garage band with other teenage girls that evolved into the legendary Fanny, the first all-women band to issue an LP with a major label (Warner/Reprise, 1970).
Negotiating barriers of race, gender and sexuality, Fanny released five acclaimed albums in five years and toured widely, amassing a dedicated fan base including David Bowie who declared them as important as The Beatles. Yet Fanny’s groundbreaking impact in music was erased from rock history… until bandmates reunite 50 years later with a new record deal.
A revelatory rockumentary, Fanny: The Right to Rock includes incredible archival footage and interviews with icons including The Go-Go’s’ Kathy Valentine, The Runaways’ Cherie Currie, The B52’s’ Kate Pierson, Bonnie Raitt, David Bowie guitarist and bassist Earl Slick and Gail Ann Dorsey, and many more.
Stick around after the movie for the after-party
featuring frothy drinks and filthy DJ set by Various Asses playing Filo bangers in honour of Fanny.
Leading Naarm contemporary feminist music collective Sonic aGender presents the inaugural Sonic aGender Film Festival 23, exploring music, gender and the moving image. SAFF23 considers music and film culture through a collage of music video clip curation and commentary, commissioned live music performance, feature documentary and sick afterparty vibes.
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