Reviews and Interviews
"Alsop’s biography is a story of continually challenging a field in which the sexist idea that women can’t conduct persists."
"It’s a glorious portrait of a woman you’ll want to hang out with and talk to for hours. This film is a joy and highly recommended."
"Wegenstein shows a glass ceiling that’s ready to burst wide open."
"A moving documentary covering [Alsop’s] life and career from director Bernadette Wegenstein."
"Where Wegenstein shines most is in her flawless ability to weave together the biographical aspects of Alsop’s story with the many moving parts of her current work and life, all while retaining an elevated sense of grace and artistry.
"The Conductor" will leave you hopeful for what the next generation brings."
"The Conductor" movingly charts one artist's path toward excellence in an industry that unfortunately still can't see past gender."
"Constructive focus shown by a real-life protagonist."
"Alsop is doing her damnedest to make it easier for women who follow her."
"Poetry in motion."
"Enables the audience to fall under the spell."
"Skillfully weaving together these elements... Bernadette Wegenstein has created a story that is more than just a bio."
"The film reveals the magic that made Alsop want to conduct."
"Ms. Alsop continues to disprove the myth that only masculine traits are suitable for helming an ensemble from the prow of the stage."
"The soundtrack is as stirring as anything from the huge musical In the Heights."
"Fabulous documentary...shrewdly addresses gender expectations."
"'The Conductor' tells an optimistic, life-affirming story."
ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS
"Watching Bernadette Wegenstein’s doc The Conductor is an uplifting and educational treat."
"Bernadette Wegenstein leaves no stone unturned."
"Wegenstein offers a lively, wholly engaging look at what makes this accomplished, electrifying titan of the music world tick."
"I was glad to discover the documentary on Alsop... because it felt so much more inspiring and vivacious."
"Wegenstein honors her subject by transcending them, looking at how Alsop has taken her own hard-won status to seed musicians around the world who could make orchestras more diverse in the same way she sees how one instrument can complement another when conducting."
100% Rating on Rotten Tomatoes
Conversation with Bernadette Wegenstein featured on March 25th
Interview with Bernadette Wegenstein and Marin Alsop
Interview with Marin Alsop by Terry Gross
Featured on KPCC's podcast
CONVERSATIONS WITH CREATIVE WOMEN
Podcast interview with Sandi Klein
Marin Alsop featured in new report.
Interview with Bernadette Wegenstein and Marin Alsop, moderated by Allison Stewart
Marin Alsop's interview with Madeleine Brand
An interview with Marin Alsop
Marin Alsop featured in news segment
Scott Simon's interview with Marin Alsop
An interview with Bernadette Wegenstein
Included in Box Office
Featured in release calendar for January 28th
Essay by Marin Alsop
Interview with Washington Post critic Ann Hornaday and Jed Dietz, founder of the Maryland Film Festival
In depth interview with director Berndette Wegenstein
Exclusive Tribeca trailer debut
Included in a preview by Women and Hollywood
The Conductor in Tribeca announcement coverage.
ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS
Movie of the week
Film selection and review
The Conductor is selected to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival.
Anthony Tommasini’s interview with Marin Alsop
Maggie Linhart praises The Conductor.
Included in Tribeca announcement coverage.
Jack Shalom discusses the film for radio column Arts Express.
JCC Chicago Jewish Film Fest feature.