Ottawa Drive-In: Fanny: The Right to Rock

Fanny will be preceded by the short film I Am Gay.

Name an all-female rock band that changed music forever. The Runaways? Sure, but have you heard of the trail-blazing rock band Fanny, who did it all first? Fanny: The Right to Rock tells the story of one of the best bands—Filipina-American and LBGTQ+ bandmates included—that you have likely never heard.

This essential documentary shows how Fanny navigated line-up changes, sexism, homophobia, racism, tumultuous personal upheaval, and a problematic record label, through the use of incredible archival footage and interviews with Bonnie Raitt, Kate Pierson and other rock legends. Canadian Director Bobbi Jo Hart (2017 Inside Out Winner Best Canadian Feature for Rebels on Pointe), brings us up to speed on Fanny’s past and present with several of the original members reflecting on both their storied history and their plans for a highly-anticipated comeback.

Fanny: The Right to Rock shines a long-overdue spotlight on a pioneering rock band that is still kicking ass 50 years later.

I Am Gay

After working abroad for five years, filmmaker Ajahnis Charley returns home to Oshawa, Ontario, in the age of quarantine.

Closed captioning available.

August 27, 2021

RBC Festival Field, Wesley Clover Parks
401 Corkstown Road
Nepean, ON

Doors Open: 7PM

Program Start: 8PM

Note: One ticket admits all passengers of a vehicle. Passengers do not require separate tickets.