Music of the Heart is a 1999 drama film, directed by Wes Craven and written by Pamela Gray. It was produced by Craven-Maddalena Films and Miramax Films, and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. The film is a dramatization of the true story of Roberta Guaspari, portrayed by Meryl Streep, who co-founded the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music. The film also stars Aidan Quinn, Gloria Estefan, and Angela Bassett. It was director Wes Craven's only foray outside of the horror/thriller genre, aside from his contribution to the multifaceted and directorially diverse Paris, je t'aime. It was also his only film to receive Academy Award nominations. Wikipedia
Music of the Heart is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, American drama films, Films about music and musicians, Films set in New York City, Musical films based on actual events, Miramax films, Films shot in New York City, Films shot in New Jersey and Films directed by Wes Craven.
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Roberta Guaspari: (after a child in the class was killed in a drive-by) It's okay to cry.
Ramon Olivas: Not for a man.
Roberta Guaspari: My boys still cry. And they're big, strong young men now. And I'll betcha Justin's daddy cried.