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FANNY: The Right To Rock

Thursday 23 September | 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm



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FANNY: The Right To Rock

Canada, 2021. Directed by Bobbi Jo Hart. 92 min. NR

“Revivify Fanny. And my work is done.”- David Bowie

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 (Warner/Reprise, 1970). 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.

With incredible archival footage of the band’s rocking past intercut with its next chapter releasing a new LP today, the film includes interviews with a large cadre of music icons, including 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.

Niagara Artists Centre – TCO Rooftop
354 St Paul Street

Thursday 23 September 2021   Postponed due to high winds on the rooftop. Please check back next week for rescheduled dates!

Note: This venue is accessible by staircase only. Washroom facilities are accessible downstairs in the Niagara Artists Centre Gallery. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Thursday 23 September
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Niagara Artists Centre


Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul St.
St. Catharines, ON
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