The Conductor

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    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times
    Its straightforwardness aside, “The Conductor” approaches Alsop’s life not unlike a symphony, its parts gradually unifying as a narrative of singular ambition, achievement and fortitude.
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    Ben KenigsbergNew York Times
    As filmmaking, "The Conductor" takes a fairly standard approach. The most engaging portions involve music-making itself.
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    Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatSpirituality & Practice
    A portrait of a truly inspiring woman who has changed the classical music scene and empowered other women musicians.
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    Loren KingNewport This Week (RI)
    Alsop is a magnificent and inspiring artist, and The Conductor... is an essential documentary for anyone who appreciates great art.
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    Michael MedvedThe Michael Medved Show
    Spellbinding and inspiring... a singularly satisfying cinematic experience.
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    Lael LoewensteinFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's such an intimate, well-crafted look at Marin Alsop's journey.
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    Jennifer MerinAWFJ Women on Film
    Bernadette Wegensteins joyful biodoc about Maestra Marin Alsop has footage of Leonard Bernstein and other luminaries who mentored Alsop, clips of Alsops brilliant performances. Her story is truly inspirational. It will lift your spirits, as it did mine
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    Lisa TrifoneThird Coast Review
    What shines through in Wegenstein's essentially paint-by-numbers documentary is Alsip's sincere warmth and encouraging spirit.
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    Robert DenersteinDenerstein Unleashed
    Alsop's magnetic personality might be the movie's best asset. You also get to hear a bit of good music in the bargain.
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    Neely SwansonEasy Reader (California)
    See it for the story, see it for the close, satisfying look at the ever-positive Marin Alsop, and see and hear it for the music, because there’s lots of that, too.
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