Independent Lens "Goodbye Solo" on WXXI-TV

Tue, 08/03/2010 - 10:00pm
William (Red West) and Solo (Souléymane Sy Savané) in Solo's cab.

Credit: Roadside Attractions

Souléymane Sy Savané stars as Solo in this award-winning drama that looks at the depth of the human spirit and the power of free will.

An old man gets into a cab and asks for a one-way ride to his death. The driver agrees — unless he can talk him out of it. American director Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop, Man Push Cart) mixes up a fable with flavors of Africa, Mexico and the new American South in this award-winning drama that looks at the depth of the human spirit and the power of free will.

Independent Lens "Goodbye Solo" airs Tuesday, August 3 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011).

Encompassing the full spectrum of film — from history to drama to animation to shorts to social-issue films — this anthology series allows audiences greater access to powerful and innovative programs united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. Maggie Gyllenhaal hosts.

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