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The Soloist

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Participant Media brings you The Soloist, an emotionally soaring drama about lost dreams and the redemptive power of music. Journalist Steve Lopez (Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr.) discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Oscar winner Jamie Foxx), a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives.

The film explores such issues as homelessness and mental illness, as well as the healing nature of music.

Participant Media"s social action campaign for the film focuses on these issues with educational and legislative initiatives to help guide audience members who are interested in getting involved.

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  • Take part in your community online slots by donating your time and resources to help those struggling with mental illness and/or homelessness. To get help with your next steps, go to To find out about volunteer opportunities in your community, simply click on your state, then enter your zip code and click search.
  • Or log on to TakePart. is a social action network that connects actions to entertainment to make change. There are a variety of initiatives tied to The Soloist that you can participate in today!

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