NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE This documentary illuminates the overlooked life of a remarkable composer, Fanny Mendelssohn. Born in 1800’s Berlin, hindered by societal constraints on women, her talents remained buried until feminist scholars uncovered her impressive body of work. Overshadowed by her brother Felix, she was confined at home while he soared to fame. The film, punctuated with masterful piano performances, paints a vivid portrait of her musical legacy. – Karen McMullen 

The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer/director Sheila Hayman and contributors Larry Todd, Angela Mace and Sarah Rothenberg.

This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for online screenings

All in-person screening venues provide sound amplification headphones upon request with venue management. IFC Center can also provide a T-Coil loop for compatible devices.

Director: Sheila Hayman
Executive Producer: Annabel Hobley, Maureen Murray, Alice Webb, Steve Condie
Producer: Sheila Hayman
Cinematographer: Lynda Hall
Editor: Evelyn Franks
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2023
Publicist: Main Stage Public Relations
US Distributor: Mercury Studios