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Small Wonders

Miller, Allan
This inspirational documentary deservedly earned a 1995 Academy Award nomination. Divorced mother Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras taught music in the New York City school system until the budget ax eliminated her job. Dedicated to music and her students, she established a foundation and raised money to create her own violin program in three East Harlem schools. The film follows Guaspari-Tzavaras as she lugs her equipment from school to school, teaching students who range from young beginners to high-school students. The students' recitals include performing for an auditorium full of parents, playing the "Star-Spangled Banner" before a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, and finally making a Carnegie Hall appearance accompanied by world renown violinists Isaac Stern and Itzhak Perlman.

Small Wonders.

First Run Features, 1995.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021.

Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.

Arnold Steinhardt, Isaac Stern, Roberta Guaspari

Originally produced by First Run Features in 1995.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Miller, Allan, film director.; Steinhardt, Arnold, actor.; Stern, Isaac, actor.; Guaspari, Roberta, actor.

First Run Features (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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