On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I covered another documentary currently playing at the Hot Docs Film Festival and that was Fanny: The Right to Rock, a documentary about Fanny, the first all-female rock band that history has forgotten. The documentary tells the story of its founding members – June and Jean Millington (as well as drummer Brie Darling) – and documents the next chapter in their band as women in the 60s as they record a new album for the newly formed Fanny Walked the Earth.
I was able to speak with the director of the film, Bobbi Jo Hart, as well as Fanny drummer and vocalist, Brie Darling (a.k.a. Brie Brandt). On the episode, we discuss how Bobbi learned of their story and came on board, some cool reactions from Brie Darling after watching the documentary and some things she didn’t know, as well as the Statue of Liberty inspiring the poster, women finding their voices and normalization of rocking out at any age, as well as Brie Darling being an accidental drummer, auditioning for KISS and her, June and Jean Millington finding their sound again.
It’s a cool conversation and you can listen to it below, download it here or check out the YouTube video below. As well, the film is currently streaming at Hot Docs Film Festival until Sunday, May 9 and there is also a live concert streamed tomorrow, Wednesday, May 5 at 5 p.m. EST (2 p.m. PST). Tickets to watch the documentary can be found here.