The Soloist (24-Apr-2009)|
Director: Joe Wright
Writer: Susannah Grant
Based on a book: The Soloist by Steve Lopez
Keywords: Drama, Homeless, Biography
A journalist looking for a big scoop befriends a musically-gifted homeless man.
Steve Lopez, a fledgling Los Angeles Times columnist reeling from a nasty bike accident, crosses paths with homeless Juilliard-trained musician Nathaniel Ayers. The idealistic Lopez writes a number of articles about Ayers, earning widespread acclaim with a view to improving conditions for impoverished Los Angelenos, though he must ultimately help Ayers power through his troubles when his struggles with mental illness jeopardize his shot at a better life.
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