Reviews and Interviews

NEW YORK TIMES

"Alsop’s biography is a story of continually challenging a field in which the sexist idea that women can’t conduct persists."

UNSEEN FILMS

"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."

MOVEABLE FEST

"Wegenstein shows a glass ceiling that’s ready to burst wide open."

WASHINGTON POST

"A moving documentary covering [Alsop’s] life and career from director Bernadette Wegenstein."

COLUMBIA SPECTATOR

"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.

LA TIMES

"The Conductor" will leave you hopeful for what the next generation brings."

JHU HUB

"The Conductor" movingly charts one artist's path toward excellence in an industry that unfortunately still can't see past gender."

48 HILLS

"Constructive focus shown by a real-life protagonist."

MOVIE NATION

"Alsop is doing her damnedest to make it easier for women who follow her."

GAY CITY NEWS

"Poetry in motion."

THE VIOLIN CHANNEL

"Enables the audience to fall under the spell."

WOMAN AROUND TOWN

"Skillfully weaving together these elements... Bernadette Wegenstein has created a story that is more than just a bio."

STIR

"The film reveals the magic that made Alsop want to conduct."

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

"Ms. Alsop continues to disprove the myth that only masculine traits are suitable for helming an ensemble from the prow of the stage."

CBS NEWS

"Inspiring documentary"

SHOCK YA!

"The soundtrack is as stirring as anything from the huge musical In the Heights."

Philadelphia Gay News

"Fabulous documentary...shrewdly addresses gender expectations."

THE HUB

"'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."

FILM THREAT

"Bernadette Wegenstein leaves no stone unturned."

HAMMER TO NAIL

"Wegenstein offers a lively, wholly engaging look at what makes this accomplished, electrifying titan of the music world tick."

EASY READER NEWS

"Wonderful documentary."

MUSIC CITY DRIVE-IN

"I was glad to discover the documentary on Alsop... because it felt so much more inspiring and vivacious."

THE MOVEABLE FEST

"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

Press

SIRIUS XM SYMPHONY HALL

Conversation with Bernadette Wegenstein featured on March 25th

ABC NEWS LIVE

Interview with Bernadette Wegenstein and Marin Alsop

NPR FRESH AIR

Interview with Marin Alsop by Terry Gross

FILMWEEK

Featured on KPCC's podcast

CONVERSATIONS WITH CREATIVE WOMEN

Podcast interview with Sandi Klein

CNN

Marin Alsop featured in new report.

WNYC

Interview with Bernadette Wegenstein and Marin Alsop, moderated by Allison Stewart

KCRW

Marin Alsop's interview with Madeleine Brand

NPR

An interview with Marin Alsop

NBC NEWS NOW

Marin Alsop featured in news segment

NPR WEEKEND EDITION

Scott Simon's interview with Marin Alsop

SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES

An interview with Bernadette Wegenstein

DEADLINE

Included in Box Office

INDIEWIRE

Featured in release calendar for January 28th

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Essay by Marin Alsop

WYPR

Interview with Washington Post critic Ann Hornaday and Jed Dietz, founder of the Maryland Film Festival

WOMEN AND HOLLYWOOD

In depth interview with director Berndette Wegenstein

DEADLINE

Exclusive Tribeca trailer debut

WOMEN AND HOLLYWOOD

Included in a preview by Women and Hollywood

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

The Conductor in Tribeca announcement coverage. 

CHERRY PICKS

Film selection and review

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

The Conductor is selected to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Anthony Tommasini’s interview with Marin Alsop

BMOREART

Maggie Linhart praises The Conductor. 

DEADLINE

Included in Tribeca announcement coverage. 

WBAI FM NY

Jack Shalom discusses the film for radio column Arts Express.

Daily Herald

JCC Chicago Jewish Film Fest feature.

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