Cyndi Lauper Documentary “Let the Canary Sing” World Premieres Today
Cyndi Lauper has been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2009, and I really thought she was going to get in this year. She was second in the fan vote, but it was not enough to put her over the top.
However, that hasn’t slowed her down. Cyndi has a new documentary, Let The Canary Sing, and it will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Festival today, Wednesday, June 14, and she recently let the world know why she decided to reveal her life story on the big screen.
She spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and said, “I just think a documentary sometimes helps show people how, because everybody starts out with somebody saying, What are you going to do that for? Don’t do that. Get a real job, It’s so amazing when that starts to change and they want to know what you’re doing and you try and explain, and they always say, Well, good luck with your work.”
She also shared some advice from what she experienced, “So instead of being disheartened, it’s good to learn about someone else and see how they made their good steps and bad steps.”
Cyndi says she wasn’t very hands-on in the making of the documentary, and joked that “The only thing I got involved with, you know me, sitting in front of the camera,” although she did have to go and get photos and go through all the stuff from her past. She said that she wasn’t more involved in the making of the film because she believes that if a person is overly involved in their own documentary, then it’s not really a documentary.
Cyndi says she saw the film very early on and wasn’t sure if she enjoyed it at that stage. She was only watching to make sure all the information was correct and everything was legit and truthful.
The Tribeca Festival continues through June 18th in New York City. More info can be found at tribecafestival.com.
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