Friday, June 23, 2023

LET THE CANARY SING (2023) Tribeca 2023


A look at the life and times of Cyndi Lauper.

A must see film portrait of a wonderful woman, that every little kid should be shown since it shows you that if you are yourself you will find a place to grow and thrive. It took a while but Lauper found her place and thus changed the world for the better.

Focusing primarily on her early life and the period surrounding her first three albums this is a giant ball of nostalgia. Those of you who have been fans for decades will find your lives replaying as you watch Cyndi relive her life. I was moved to tears. 

While the film focuses in the early part of her life the film also highlights her  causes she supports. What I absolutely love about this film is the way it does this is makes us feel exactly why she is supporting the LGBT community, and AIDS research and everything else. We see how the causes connect to her life. For the first time in any portrait of an artist do we viscerally understand why these causes matter.

And then there is the music-or in the case of many of us the soundtrack of our lives. It's wonderful and best of all it has lots of songs I completely for got about.

Highly recommended

Performing during the post screening concert

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