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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.

ABSTRACT
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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