Off the Rails is a new documentary from New York City-based filmmakers Journeyman Pictures that tells the story of an autistic man who has been arrested over 32 times for impersonating and hijacking MTA trains and buses.
Darius McCollum has a love of transport that has led to him being jailed 32 times, spending 23 years in prison, despite never harming any person or property. Suffering from Asperger’s syndrome, over 3 decades Darius has commandeered New York buses and subway trains – only to correctly drive their routes and announce the stops. A remarkable story of society's failure to channel the harmless passions of a mentally challenged man into a productive life.
Journeyman Pictures says Off the Rails will be on iTunes soon, with no specific release date announced at this time.
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