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Fanny: The Right to Rock

Directed by Bobbi Jo Hart

Audience Award, Hot Docs 2021

Way before the Bey Hive, BTS Army, or Pinkies – there was the FANNIES. What is more rock and roll than an all female rock band penning resistance lyrics in the fluorescence of the 70s? FANNY is absolutely the legends we knew nothing about ‘til now. What started as a way for two Filipina sisters to make friends in a Sacramento high school, evolved into the first all-women band to release an LP with a major record label. FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK juxtaposes an intimate, cinema verité journey of Fanny’s uphill battle to complete and release their new album, with the fascinating herstory of the band’s improbable journey during their 70s heyday.

And because we love you, we’ve invited FANNY to perform live in a free day concert at the Yerba Buena Gardens on Saturday, May 20th. Grab your friends and a baníg and prepare to be blown away.

Filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart, Fanny legends Jean Milllington, June Millington, Brie Darling, Alice de Buhr and Patti Quatro expected to attend for a post-screening Q&A

Community Partners: SOMA Pilipinas Heritage District, TRAKTIVIST, California HumanitiesFrameline

Dates & Times


SFMOMA Phyllis Wattis Theater

Fri, May 19
5:30 pm