Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman (1974)

Genres - History, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Gender Issues  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Singer/songwriter Judy Collins and filmmaker Jill Godmilow were the creative forces behind Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman. This 58-minute documentary zeroes in on the life and work of symphony conductor Antonia Brico. The film traces Brico's struggle to overcome the "good old boy" sexual bias in her profession. Her uplifting story is enhanced tenfold by precious backstage footage of Brico in action. Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman was well distributed on the college campus circuit, then became a staple of arts-oriented cable TV services.



sexual-discrimination, triumph, conductor [music], struggle