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Film Falmouth – Off the Rails
January 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$14
FILM FALMOUTH SCREENING SERIES
The Woods Hole Film Festival is pleased to announce the 2016/2017 season of FILM FALMOUTH, a collaboration with Falmouth Academy to present a monthly screening series of independent film each year from September through May. Film Falmouth is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust , the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Tickets are $14 general or $25 for two people, $12 members, and $10 students/veterans and are available in advance through the links below or at the door.
Falmouth Academy is located at 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA and the screenings take place in Morse Hall. There is plenty of onsite parking and the facility is wheelchair accessible.
The program is subject to change. Screenings may be rescheduled due to inclement weather. All screening information will be posted on the Woods Hole Film Festival Facebook page. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter@WHFF.
Saturday, January 14, 2017 • 7 p.m.
Off The Rails
Feature Documentary by Adam Irving, 95 min. 2015
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.