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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 »

Director:

Allan Miller
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roberta Guaspari Roberta Guaspari ... Herself
Arnold Steinhardt Arnold Steinhardt ... Himself
Isaac Stern Isaac Stern ... Himself
Itzhak Perlman ... Himself
Deborah Meyer Deborah Meyer ... Herself - teacher
Sid Massey Sid Massey ... Himself - River East Elementary School director
Kyle Haver Kyle Haver ... Himself - Central Park East director
Barry Solowey Barry Solowey ... Himself - Central Park East music teacher
Lucy Matos Lucy Matos ... Herself - Central Park East director
Alexei Tzavaras Alexei Tzavaras ... Himself
Nick Tzavaras Nick Tzavaras ... Himself
Mark O'Connor Mark O'Connor ... Himself
John Blake Jr. John Blake Jr. ... Himself - Fiddlefest
Karen Briggs Karen Briggs ... Herself
Ani Kavafian Ani Kavafian ... Herself - Fiddlefest
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Storyline

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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G
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Official Sites:

Miramax

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fiddlefest See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,880, 6 October 1996

Gross USA:

$20,819

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,819
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Four Oaks Foundation See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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3.5 Stars
21 December 2000 | by matt caccamoSee 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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