Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, the inspiration for the film "The Soloist," attended its premiere April 20, 2009 in L.A. He didn't want to dress up, so his family and friends wore fatigues to support him, and to show they're ready to fight the stigma of mental illness. The Julliard-trained musician also attended an earlier screening; instead of watching it, he closed his eyes and listened to it. The video was shot and edited by the Nathaniel Anthony Ayers Foundation for the Artistically Gifted Mentally Ill (naayers.org.)

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