HOME in Queanbeyan – The Soloist

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HOME in Queanbeyan movie fundraiser

 The Soloist

An unforgettable tale of hope, heart and humanity

 Run time: 117 mins

Rating: PG-13

 

Based on the book The Soloist by journalist Steve Lopez, the movie follows the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musical prodigy who developed schizophrenia and became homeless.

It stars Jamie Foxx as Ayers, and Robert Downey Jr as Lopez, who discovers Ayers and writes about him in the Los Angeles Times newspaper.

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 once dynamic prodigy wound up homeless, 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 Lopez fights to save Ayers, he begins to see that it is Ayers who is profoundly changing him.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

In addition to the movie, the night includes an address by Petria Thomas OAM, Australian swimming legend, Olympic gold medallist and author ofSwimming Against The Tide, an autobiography describing her career, including her experiences with depression and injuries.

 

5 September 2014
 Friday 5 September 2014 – 6pm
TICKETS: $70 includes:Pre movie drinks and finger food
Entry to movie
Post movie drinks and cheese platters

 

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