Sun 16 July | 19:30 | Town Hall Theatre 

2023 | United States, United Kingdom | 96′ | Documentary


Let the Canary Sing chronicles Cyndi Lauper’s meteoric ascent to stardom and her profound impact that extends across her music, ever-evolving punk style, outspoken activism, and tireless advocacy.
Emmy Award-nominated documentarian Alison Ellwood follows Lauper through exclusive never-before-seen footage, candid interviews, and untold stories, as she fearlessly blazes her own trail. Having achieved chart-topping success with such enduring hits as “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, “Time After Time” and “True Colors”, Lauper continues to create and innovate, even winning a Tony Award for her work on the Broadway sensation, “Kinky Boots.” The film also shines a light on Lauper’s activism, capturing her unrelenting support for women’s and LGBTQ+ rights. Featuring interviews with some of Lauper’s closest friends and family members, including Boy George, Billy Porter, and Patti LaBelle, Let the Canary Sing is a celebration of one of music’s most groundbreaking artists.

Irish Premiere 

Director: Ellwood Alison
Producers: Trevor Birney, Eimhear O’Neill, Andrew Tully, Alison Ellwood
Cast: Cyndi Lauper 

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