I am always inspired by a good movie. Here I think is a great movie. The Soloist. It celebrates the gifts of a talented musician and the touching and poignant life story of him and others. Below is the listing on the movie website.
- The Soloist is a biographical drama about real-life musical prodigy Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, who dropped out of Julliard after developing schizophrenia and became a homeless musician on the streets of Los Angeles. Journalist Steve Lopez discovers the former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives.
Another reviewer says: Over all, I found both the relationship between the two men, and the profound effects they had on one another, to be incredibly moving. But, I also thought the greater message, the way this incredibly personal and small scale relationship spoke to the larger social ill of homelessness in the greater Los Angeles area was a brilliant way to propagate a progressive message, in a way that really touched the viewer.