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The Conductor

Presented by California Film Institute at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael CA

Feb 04 - 06 2022
The Conductor

Story of internationally renowned conductor who smashed the glass ceiling in classical music

Playing in-person at the Smith Rafael Film Center

Leonard Bernstein’s protege Marin Alsop reveals how she smashed the glass ceiling to become an internationally renowned conductor.

Set to a breathtaking soundtrack of her performances, The Conductor tells Marin’s story through a combination of intimate interviews and shared professional and private moments, encounters with musicians and cognoscenti in the music world, unseen archival footage with her mentor Leonard Bernstein – and Vérité scenes of Marin conducting some of the world’s great orchestras and teaching the next wave of conductors who, like her, were being excluded from the classical music canon.

Director: Bernadette Wegenstein

See Bernadette Wegenstein in person for Q&A, Sunday, February 6!


$12.50 – General
$9.00 – Senior • Youth • Matinée
$7.00 – CFI Members

Contact: 415-454-1222


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Additional time info:

Friday:  4:30 pm
Sat-Sun:  1:00 pm



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1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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