Maestra + Mélisse Brunet


State Theatre Thu, May 9 7:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Production Country:Northern Ireland
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Maggie Contreras


Special Appearance by Mélisse Brunet, Music Director of The Lexington Philharmonic

THU, MAY 9 @ 7:15PM | $15.00 ($12 Members)


Join us for the third film event in our brand new series, ART ON SCREEN. We're proud to present the Lexington premiere of Maestra with our special guest, Mélisse Brunet, music director of The Lexington Philharmonic.


"Bracing and inspiring."The Hollywood Reporter


"A riveting look at the challenges and triumphs experienced by five contestants competing in the all-female La Maestra competition for classical orchestra conductors. The musicianship is excellent, but the human stories have more impact."Culture Mix


Maestra looks at what happens when women come together - the extraordinary. In March 2022, fourteen women gathered in Paris to show the world the singular talent that unites them and which, for far too long, has been considered the pursuit of only men. Mothers, daughters, rebels, leaders - over four days, each took to the stage to compete in 'La Maestra', the only competition in the world for female conductors. A mother of twin toddlers from Athens, determined to show her kids anything is possible, a Ukrainian doing all she can to focus on her art and the competition in front of her while Russia invades, a Polish student just starting out, and a French immigrant returning to the city that closed its doors to her many years ago. Personal stories of survival, passion and perseverance are woven together with the drama and excitement of this one of a kind event created to break yet another glass ceiling for women.




Hundreds of films explore the arts and the lives of artists. ART ON SCREEN seeks to broaden an interest in the arts through the creative pairing of films about art and artists with entertaining discussions by notable speakers from the world of art and art history.


We think of ART ON SCREEN as ‘TED Talks’ goes to the movies. Our goal is to broaden interest in the arts in an entertaining manner meant to appeal not only to art aficionados but also to those who find the art world a bit intimidating or mystifying.


ART ON SCREEN is made possible through the generous support of Jackie Hamilton.