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San Diego Filipino Film Festival Opening Night: 'Fanny: The Right to Rock'

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San Diego Filipino Film Festival Opening Night: 'Fanny: The Right to Rock'

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM on Thu, 14 Oct 2021
Mingei International Museum: Balboa Park
$40

Q&A and Live Performance by one of FANNY’s bandmates, Brie Darling.
Ticket holders are welcome to the 6 p.m. pre-reception at The Mingei.

About 'Fanny: The Right to Rock' (directed by Bobby Jo Hart) (92 min):
Winner, Rogers Audience Choice Award – Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film FestivalWinner, Audience Award – Two Riversides Film and Art FestivalClosing Film, OutFest LA 2021

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

FANNY: The Right To Rock - Official Film Trailer

About the San Diego Filipino Film Festival:
Festival overview and film categories
Film schedule and tickets
(all screenings take place at AMC 12 Otay Ranch except Oct. 14 opening night at the Mingei and the awards ceremony on Oct. 18, also at the Mingei.)
Online films
About San Diego Filipino Cinema

The latest and most anticipated installment of San Diego Filipino Cinema’s year-long programming, the San Diego Filipino Film Festival (SDFFF), debuts this fall, October 14-19, 2021. Held during October’s Filipino American History Month, SDFC’s inaugural film festival is the organization’s centerpiece event that aims to raise awareness for Filipinx cinema as an important art form and a powerful tool for representation, education, and entertainment.

SDFFF’s 2021 festival experience will span across San Diego County. From the newly transformed Mingei International Museum in the heart of Balboa Park to the AMC 12 Otay Ranch Town Center, SDFFF will bring San Diego communities together to celebrate diversity, culture and heritage through cinema with a diverse mix of narrative features, documentaries and short films.

Mingei International Museum: Balboa Park

1439 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101
619-239-0003
mingei@mingei.org