Frameline48: 1-800-ON-HER-OWN

Ani DiFranco. The raw energy. The stream-of-consciousness storytelling. The entire crowd singing along to their favorite songs. We surely know Ani as a touring phenom in the 1990s. But who is our favorite righteous babe as a 51-year-old married mother of two?

In 1-800-ON-HER-OWN (named after her record company’s hotline), get a backstage pass to the boxes in her attic with never-before-seen archival footage, catch a ride on her tour vans, get a front row seat to her concerts, see what life was like at the Righteous Babe Records office that she founded when she was 19, and so much more. Then spring forward in time to the present with intimate access to Ani’s 2020 home life, vulnerably figuring out what supporting her family looks like while locked down when so much of her career has been on the road. Can she redefine herself and find her inspiration through music again?

Expected Guests:

Kristina Motwani, Editor

1h 17m
Dana Flor
First Showing
June 26, 2024