Cyndi Lauper Documentary Announced for Tribeca Film Festival
Cyndi Lauper is ready for her close-up on the big screen at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Lauper- currently in contention for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2023- is the subject of a new documentary, “Let The Canary Sing,” set to screen June 14 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
The movie—directed by award-winning documentarian Alison Ellwood – will offer an immersive journey into the world of the iconic and history-making singer-songwriter, actor, activist, and best-selling musical composer. Made with Lauper’s full participation and support, the film will reveal a multi-faceted artist who has reinvented herself “time after time.”
Ellwood recently directed the Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon, a two-part documentary featuring an intimate portrait of the artists who created a music revolution. In addition, she has collaborated previously with Fine Point Films on The Go-Go’s, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to win Best Music Film at the Critics’ Choice Awards.
“Like many people, I assumed when Cyndi Lauper burst onto the music scene in the early 80’s, that she was another young star experiencing a meteoric rise to fame and success thanks to MTV,” said Ellwood. “Her music videos were wild and colorful, her songs like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” were infectious. But as it turns out, her story is one of hard knocks, hard work and dogged determination. Cyndi wanted her voice not just to be listened to, but a voice to be heard. The documentary will be a full portrait of Cyndi Lauper – her “True Colors” shining through.”
Immediately following the film premiere, Lauper will perform select songs from her beloved catalog on the Beacon Theatre stage. The theater is located at 2124 Broadway, NYC.