(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – “Darius Goes West,” given the Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) Audience Award and Jury Prize Award for Best Documentary in 2007, gets a free, encore screening at the Triplex Cinema on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at 11am, as part of BIFF’s 10th anniversary season “Best of Fest” programming. Tracy Seckler, founder of Charley’s Fund and who is featured in the film, will be in attendance for a Q&A immediately following the film.
“Darius Goes West” follows the road trip of 15-year-old Darius Weems from Athens, Georgia, who was born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), the most common fatal genetic disorder to affect children worldwide. A group of Darius’s college-age friends decided there was no need for his quality of life to disintegrate along with his muscles. In the summer of 2005, they rented a wheelchair-accessible RV and took Darius, who had never seen mountains, the ocean or even crossed a state line, on the adventure of a lifetime. They found joy, brotherhood and the knowledge that life, even when imperfect, is always worth the ride.
This event is free and open to the public.
BIFF 2015 will be held May 28 – 31 in Great Barrington and Pittsfield. Passes are now on sale for the 2015 BIFF and can be purchased at Berkshire International Film Festival.