‘The Conductor’ Review: A Wonderful Biopic About a Woman Who Deserves a Bigger Spotlight [Denver Film Festival]
Posted on Thursday, November 28th, 2019 by Amelia Emberwing
This review contains mild spoilers for The Conductor.
Have you ever heard of Antonia Brico? Don’t be ashamed if the answer to that question is “no”. Many people, even those with degrees in musical fields, have no idea who she is. The short answer is that Brico is one of the most exceptional modern conductors of our time. She’s the first American to graduate from the Berlin State Academy of Music, and the first woman to conduct the New York Philharmonic. The Conductor is her story.