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Exclusive: Film Movement picks up “Fanny: The Right to Rock” for U.S.

New York-headquartered distributor Film Movement has acquired U.S. rights for Fanny – The Right to Rock, a documentary on the first all-female rock band to sign to a major record ...
December 6, 2021

New York-headquartered distributor Film Movement has acquired U.S. rights for Fanny – The Right to Rock, a documentary on the first all-female rock band to sign to a major record label.

Fanny released five critically acclaimed albums in five years, and toured with bands such as Slade and Chicago. The documentary aims to elevate the group’s often forgotten legacy in rock music by tracking its rise, fall and reformation 50 years after the band first began. The film also covers the misogyny, bigotry and other roadblocks the group faced.

The film won the Rogers Audience Choice Award at Hot Docs, and was an official selection at DOC NYC and Frameline. It will be released theatrically in 2022, followed by a home entertainment and digital platform release.

Fanny was produced by the Montreal-based company Adobe Productions International, and co-producers Robbie Hart and Bobbi Jo Hart, with the latter also directing (Rebels On Pointe).

The documentary includes archival footage from the band’s past, as well as interviews with Bonnie Raitt, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Todd Rundgren, The Runaways’ Cherie Currie, Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go’s, and Kate Pierson of the B-52s among others.

“Like many of the best music documentaries, Fanny transports audiences to a time and place, going behind-the-scenes to uncover the stories within the story,” said Film Movement president Michael Rosenberg in a statement.

Photo credit: Linda Wolf

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