Off the Rails

Showings

Film Info
Director(s):Adam Irving
Country:United States
Year:2016
Running Time:86 minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
Topic:African-American
Disability
ReelAbilities
In Person/Special Program:Director Adam Irving
Film subject Sally Butler, Esq., lawyer for Darius McCollum
Film subject Liz Loebman, Forensic Social Worker
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/OffTheRailsDoc
Twitter:https://twitter.com/offtherailsdoc
Supported By:AANE Asperger/Autism Network

Description

The remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome, whose love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and subway conductors. Although Darius has never damaged any property or hurt anyone, he remains imprisoned in Rikers Island in New York. Darius’ story embodies the criminal justice system’s failure to channel the passions of a mentally challenged man into a purposeful life.

 

Discussion to follow with Director Adam Irving, film subjects Sally Butler, Esq., lawyer for Darius McCollum; and Liz Loebman, Forensic Social Worker.

 

Tickets $10 each.

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