Release Date: October 29th, 1999
DVD Release Date: April 25th, 2000
PG|2 hr 4 min
After being abandoned by her husband, depressed music teacher Roberta (Meryl Streep) lands a job teaching violin to underprivileged children in Harlem, New York. Despite initial friction from school principal Janet Williams (Angela Bassett) and the students, the program succeeds and attracts public recognition. After 10 years, however, the program is suddenly shut down following budget cuts -- and Roberta, together with Williams and her former pupils, works to hold a fund-raising concert.
Director: Wes Craven
Production Co: Miramax Films, Craven-Maddalena Films