As William, a taciturn senior who seems to be planning for his final days, veteran character actor and former Elvis Presley bodyguard Red West takes center stage in Goodbye Solo, co-written and directed by Ramin Bahrani. Here, the title character (newcomer Souléymane Sy Savané) is a Senegalese-born taxi driver who cruises the streets of Winston-Salem. Solo gives a ride to William and is perplexed by William’s request to be picked up again at a date in the near future and deposited at the top of a local mountain — no questions asked. The more Solo pries, the more William retreats. Yet a profound, fragile bond forms between the two men.