The poster girl for the 1980s, Cyndi Lauper tells her story in this in-depth documentary.
Dir. Alison Ellwood / United States, United Kingdom / 2023 / English
To think of Cyndi Lauper is to think of the eighties. Big hair, big tunes. Lauper is behind some of the most iconically eighties musical moments in pop culture history. Girls Just Want to Have Fun and Time After Time are just two of the array of stone-cold bangers Lauper has produced over her decades-spanning career. Let the Canary Sing takes a bird’s-eye view of the pop singer’s rebellious upbringing, journeying from her early years in a lower-class Queens neighbourhood to the top of the music charts. Voiced by Lauper herself, Alison Ellwood’s documentary repositions the singer not as a pop culture artefact but as an artist in a state of constant reinvention, a life-long feminist who has always stood up for others.
Anna Bogutskaya, Film and Talks Programmer
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Director: Alison Ellwood
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