Off the Rails

A sharply funny human interest story that will be hard to forget...imagine a feature length version of an excellent, complex Humans of New York story.

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Off the Rails

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. Although Darius has never damaged any property or hurt anyone in his decades of service, he has spent 23 years in a 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.
Genre
Documentary, African-American Experience, Criminal Justice
Runtime
89
Language
English
Director
Adam Irving
Writer(s)
Tchavdar Georgiev Adam Irving
Cast
Darius McCollum
FEATURED REVIEW
Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Back in the Seventies, one of the most popular answers was "an engine driver." Being a bus driver was also much esteemed; kids would battle to get the front seat up top so they could pretend to be the driver. According to his mother, ...

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