Some Kind of Spark

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Follow students enrolled in a Juilliard music and mentoring program targeting students underrepresented in the performing arts. Admission is based on potential, willingness and desire to learn, love for music and a certain drive.

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About the Show

"Some Kind of Spark" is a feature-length documentary that follows inner-city kids from New York as they embark on a life-changing experience: the opportunity to study music in Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program, a Saturday outreach program for at-risk kids.

"Some Kind of Spark" follows students from practice rooms to stages, inside the classroom and at home. By painting a deeply-intimate portrait of the students' lives, highlighting their struggles to do well in school and in the program, and allowing them to tell their own stories, "Some Kind of Spark" illuminates the universal challenges faced by students and educators in poor communities worldwide.

By resonating across borders, ethnicities, genders, and classes, the film is uniquely positioned to quietly, but effectively, speak to these pressing contemporary social issues.

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