The Conductor

U.S., 90m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened January 27–February 10, 2022

Pulling the curtain back on the mysterious art of conducting, The Conductor shows how a conductor becomes the conduit for a composer’s message. The Marin Alsop that unfolds before us is a person who makes no secret about the fact that she fought every moment of her life to achieve her place in the classical music world. Throughout the film we meet both people who inspired her and the next generation of musicians to whom she is committed, like Valentina Peleggi who was taught and mentored by Marin. We feel the link between Alsop’s empathy for the struggles of these young talents and the hurdles she faced in becoming a conductor with no female role models. A Cargo Film & Releasing release

Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival, Seoul International Women’s Film Festival

A film by Bernadette Wegenstein

If, like Alsop, you believe ‘can’t’ is the worst four letter word in the English language, you’ll love this inspirational, feel-good documentary.”

Leslie Combemale, Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Alsop’s biography is a story of continually challenging a field in which the sexist idea that women can’t conduct persists.”
Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times