PLEASE NOTE: This in-person event has been postponed to a later date. Further information will be posted on the World Community website.
The 31st World Community Film Festival continues virtually this year. Please visit worldcommunity.ca for more information.
Fanny: The Right to Rock
Director: Bobbi Jo Hart
"Revivify Fanny. And my work is done."- David Bowie
Sometime in the 1960s, in sunny Sacramento, two Filipina-American sisters got together with other teenage girls to play music. Their garage band evolved 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 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 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 and others. Fighting early barriers of race, gender and sexuality, and now ageism, in the music industry, the women of Fanny are ready to claim their hallowed place in the halls of rock 'n' roll fame. Celebratory and uplifting!
REQUIRED SAFETY PROTOCOLS**As of tickets on sale date - subject to change
Proof of Vaccination
All patrons will be required to show proof of vaccination using the BC COVID-19 Vaccine Card to attend events at the Sid Williams Theatre. Patrons ages 19 and over must also show a piece of government issued photo ID. Patrons under age 12 can attend events with a fully vaccinated adult. There are NO exceptions to this Public Health Order.
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All patrons ages 5 and over are required to wear a mask at all times, except while eating or drinking at their seat. Masks must cover the nose, mouth, and chin. As per the BC mask mandate, face shields are NOT considered a substitute for a mask.
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