The Soloist | 2009

Drama, Adaptation
The inspiring true story of a Los Angeles newspaper reporter who discovers a brilliant and distracted street musician, with unsinkable passion, and the unique friendship and bond that transforms both their lives.

Cast

... Nathaniel Ayers

Actor

... Steve Lopez

Actor

... Mary Weston

Actor

... Leslie Bloom

Actor

... Graham Claydon

Actor

... Jennifer Ayers

Actor

... David Carter

Actor

... Curt Reynolds

Actor

... Flo Ayers

Actor

... Young Nathaniel

Actor

... Bernie Carpenter

Actor

... Paul Jr

Actor

Company

Between Two Trees

Production Company

Production Company

Deluxe Motion Picture Catering

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

Columnist Steve Lopez is at a dead end. The newspaper business is in an uproar, his marriage to a fellow journalist has fallen apart and he can't entirely remember what he loved about his job in the first place. Then, one day, while walking through Los Angeles' Skid Row, he sees the mysterious bedraggled figure Nathaniel Ayers, pouring his soul into a two-stringed violin. At first, Lopez approaches Ayers as just another story idea in a city of millions. But as he begins to unearth the mystery of how this alternately brilliant and distracted street musician, once a dynamic prodigy headed for fame, wound up living in tunnels and doorways, it sparks an unexpected quest. Imagining he can change Ayers' life, Lopez embarks on a quixotic mission to get him off the streets and back to the world of music. But even as he fights to save Ayers' life, he begins to see that it is Ayers - with his unsinkable passion, his freedom-loving obstinacy and his valiant attempts at connection and love - who is profoundly changing Lopez.

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