The Woods Hole Film Festival presents the fifth film in the monthly film series, FILM FALMOUTH, a collaboration between the Woods Hole Film Festival and Falmouth Academy. The series screens independent film each month from September through May.
ABOUT THE FILM
OFF THE RAILS
OFF THE RAILS tells the remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome whose overwhelming love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and subway conductors and driving their routes.
As a boy in Queens, NY, Darius found sanctuary from school bullies in the subway. There he befriended transit workers who taught him to drive trains. By age 8, he memorized the entire subway system. At 15, he drove a packed train 8 stops by himself, making all the stops and announcements.
Over the next three decades, Darius commandeered hundreds of trains and buses, staying en route and on schedule, without ever getting paid. He attended transit worker union meetings, lobbying for better pay and working conditions for a union he didn’t belong to.
Although Darius has never damaged any property or hurt anyone in his decades of service, he has spent 23 years in maximum security prison. Darius’ recidivism embodies the criminal justice system’s failure to channel the passions of a harmless, mentally challenged man into a productive career and purposeful life.
This film is being made into a feature film by Julia Roberts.
A feature documentary film by Adam Irving |2016| USA | 87 min.
All seating is general admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Screenings have been selling out, so we recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance. If the screening is not sold out, tickets will be available at the door.
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