UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION FILM FESTIVAL
October 27 only
FOUR DOCUMENTARIES WITH FILMMAKERS AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE MAKE THE ROXIE A HIGHLIGHT OF THE 24TH ANNUAL DOCUMENTARY FILM EVENT
This year’s theme MOVING FORWARD continues UNAFF’s two- decade-long celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, emphasizing our readiness to resume resolute strides towards lasting solutions.
Q&A with Directors Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider!
6:30 PM LOS HERMANOS/THE BROTHERS
Virtuoso Afro-Cuban-born brothers—violinist Ilmar and pianist Aldo—live on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half-century wide. Tracking their parallel lives in New York and Havana, their poignant reunion, and their momentous first performances together, Los Hermanos/The Brothers offers a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family. Featuring an electrifying, genre-bending score, composed by Cuban Aldo López-Gavilán, performed with his American brother, Ilmar, and with guest appearances by maestro Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet.
Directors: Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider. 2020. Cuba/US. 84 min.
IN PERSON: filmmakers Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider
Preceded by the films THE LEAF (China/US, 4 min) and COVISIONS: QUARANTINE DIARY (US, 7 min)
Q&A with Director/Producer Bobbi Jo Hart and live performance by FANNY’s Brie Darling and Ruby Ibarra after the screening!
8:40 PM FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK
Sometime in the 1960s, in sunny Sacramento, two Filipina-American sisters got together with other teenage girls to play music. Little did they know their garage band would evolve into the legendary rock group Fanny, the first all-women band to release an LP with a major record label. Despite releasing 5 critically-acclaimed albums over 5 years, touring with famed bands from SLADE to CHICAGO 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 a new rock record deal. The film includes interviews with Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Bonnie Raitt, The Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine, Todd Rundgren, The Runaways’ Cherie Currie, Lovin’ Spoonful’s John Sebastian, The B52’s Kate Pierson, Charles Neville and David Bowie guitarist and bassist Earl Slick and Gail Ann Dorsey. Fighting early barriers of race, gender and sexuality in the music industry, and now ageism, the incredible women of Fanny are ready to claim their hallowed place in the halls of rock ‘n’ roll fame.
Directed by Bobbi Jo Hart. 2021. Canada/USA. 92 min.
Partnered with the United Nations Association Film Festival.
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