7TWO, Friday, 10.30pm, M ( 2009)
Based on true events, this heart- wrenching tale tells the story of mentally ill musician Nathaniel Ayers ( Jamie Foxx, left), who went from a promising future as a concert cellist to living rough in downtown Los Angeles after schizophrenia derailed his artistic ambitions. The extraordinary tale was chronicled by reporter Steve Lopez ( Robert Downey Jr) in his newspaper column, and subsequently turned into a book. Not only does the film have polished performers in the lead roles, but acclaimed director Joe Wright ( Atonement) orchestrates proceedings. The result is a heartfelt and moving flick.