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Small Wonders

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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Education, Social Issues, Music
  • Director:Allan Miller

Synopsis

Originally titled Fiddlefest, this feature-length documentary was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature and became the basis for the motion picture (1999). Filmmaker Allan Miller follows the story of Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras, an East Harlem, NY, music instructor who devises a unique solution to the budget cutback that eliminates her job in 1990. She founds a non-profit organization, the Opus 118 Music Center, to teach violin to 150 students selected by random lottery. A demanding...more

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