Off The Rails (2016)
“Adam Irving’s first film is an assured and thoughtful debut”
Darius McCollum, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, has a consuming obsession for mass transit and yet is provided with no treatment for his condition. After being imprisoned for impersonating Metro Transit Authority staff and stealing trains, his condition inevitably causes him to reoffend, unable to break out of a cycle of incarceration and recidivism.
Through a rich tapestry of family interviews set to an excellent score, Off the Rails illustrates the travesty of a wasted, intelligent life needlessly imprisoned and the US Criminal Justice System’s failure to accommodate those that suffer from clinical mental conditions.