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Small Wonders (1995)

A dedicated music teacher in East Harlem instructs a gaggle of underprivileged children in the art of the violin. In the climax, they play Carnegie Hall with some of the world's foremost ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »
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Roberta Guaspari ...
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Arnold Steinhardt ...
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Isaac Stern ...
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Deborah Meyer ...
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Sid Massey ...
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Kyle Haver ...
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Barry Solowey ...
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Lucy Matos ...
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Alexei Tzavaras ...
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Nick Tzavaras ...
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Mark O'Connor ...
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John Blake Jr. ...
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Karen Briggs ...
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Ani Kavafian ...
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A dedicated music teacher in East Harlem instructs a gaggle of underprivileged children in the art of the violin. In the climax, they play Carnegie Hall with some of the world's foremost fiddlers. Written by Mike D'Angelo <mqd8478@is2.nyu.edu>

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When funding for the arts was cut, these kids and one great teacher decided to pull their own strings.


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3.5 Stars
21 December 2000 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Beautiful, heart-warming documentary of music a teacher in New York who develops a violin program for young children. Simple style allows for wonderful story to be told without unnecessary frills or effects. Great cameos by Yitzhak Pearlman and Isaac Stern. Superb grand-finally at Carnegie Hall. Nominated for Best Documentary in 1995.


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