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Clarence Ewing: The Million Year Trip writesCOMING SOON: “Fanny: The Right to Rock” at the CHIRP Music Film Festival

Fanny: The Right to Rock (2021)
Sunday, September 17th 4:15pm

The fact that '70s rock band Fanny isn't in regular rotation on your local "classic oldies" station is very much a testiment to the limits of a music industry with a narrow vision of who should be allowed to rip on stage. As the first all-woman rock band to sign with a major label, the group also had to put up with predjudices of skin color and sexuality. Despite that, the band made their mark on the music world with five albums and a permanent reputation as ground-breakers.

Bobbi Jo Krals documents the band's story and their modern-day reunion as they share stories and look back on what went before. It can be argued that until one has seen and heard the story of Fanny, one's knowlege of Rock and Roll cannot be complete.

"The movie serves as an eye-opening look into one of the most important bands of whom too few people have heard...Heavily punctuated with performance clips, the film gives the kind of visual and aural testimony that mere history books cannot." --Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle

"A little-known story that deserves to be heard, and this documentary is a blast for music lovers old and new." --Louisa Moore, Screen Zealots

The CHIRP Music Film Festival takes place at the historic Davis Theater in Chicago September 14th-17th. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.







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