Marin Alsop is a woman of firsts. She was the first (and only) conductor to receive a MacArthur Fellowship. Marin became the first female to be appointed as music director of a major symphony. Born into a musical family in New York, Marin set her sights on becoming a conductor at just nine years old while accompanying her father to one of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s concerts. Her journey to professional success was neither easy nor straightforward. Set to a breathtaking soundtrack of her performances, THE CONDUCTOR tells Marin’s story through a combination of intimate interviews and shared professional and private moments, encounters with musicians and cognoscenti in the music world, unseen archival footage with her mentor Leonard Bernstein, and Vérité scenes of Marin conducting some of the world’s great orchestras and teaching the next wave of conductors who, like her, were being excluded from the classical music canon. Directed by Bernadette Wegenstein.
Run time: 90 min.
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