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"She gave them a gift they could never imagine. They gave the system a fight it would never forget."

Roberta is upset and absolutely hurt. She never thought that her husband would desert her after all their years of marriage. They both have built a life together and she sacrificed so much to make sure that he can follow his Navy career unhindered. Now she is all alone. She actually contemplates suicide to end all of her misery and heartache. Thank God, she has a wonderful and caring mother that encourages her to go on.

A friend tells her about a great opportunity to teach music in New York but warns her that the school in East Harlem is very tough. Roberta is not afraid of hard work and decided to take on this challenge. She takes the advice and begins to rebuild her life by accepting a position as a substitute teacher. Roberta begins to teach the children that passion for music is important and that playing the violin is not just for a select group but available for them too. Her passion is contagious and the students are beginning to win over their parents, teachers and the community. The music program becomes popular with the students, teachers and community.

Years later the music program becomes a victim of the typical government cuts and teachers begin to lose their jobs including Roberta. Initially she is shocked and devastated but begins to recover quickly and decides to fight for the program she has worked for so hard. Along with other passionate teachers, she begins to plan a huge concert to raise enough money for their special program. She does not have much time and in the last minute looses the place to have the concert. Other musicians hear about this injustice and decide to help. They secure one of the finest venues in the world Carnegie Hall. Many famous groups come out to support this noteworthy event to help keep the program running.

Roberta is in awe of all the support from the community and fellow musicians and the program is safe.

| 1999 | 2 hr 4 min | 6.8/10 | 54/100
Meryl Streep, Cloris Leachman, Henry Dinhofer, Michael Angarano
Wes Craven

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