Director: Douglas Tirola Run Time: 100 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2021
Starring: Leonard Bernstein
Closing Night Film
Douglas Tirola’s thrilling documentary of famed composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein expertly tells the story of an immigrant son from Boston who became a phenom as the visionary and exuberant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, and the face of classical music for the nation. Bernstein matched his passion for music with an unyielding commitment to political engagement while wrestling with his hidden sexuality. Crafted using Bernstein’s own voice almost exclusively turns the maestro’s life story into a call to action for artists and the people that believe in the arts to create change in our society with the goal of bringing freedom and respect to all people.