Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Darius Goes West: The Roll of His Life

Year: 2006
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 92 minutes

Darius Goes West: The Roll of His Life

DARIUS GOES WEST is a beautifully crafted, powerful documentary about the road trip of a lifetime. Director Logan Smalley is a passionate recent college graduate who majored in Special Education. Now he takes us along for a ride with his teenage friend Darius Weems, born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. DMD is the world's most common fatal children's genetic disorder. In July 2005, Darius, Logan, and some college friends embark from Georgia on a three-week, 7,000-mile, cross-country RV journey. Their goal: to have Darius's motorized wheelchair made over in L.A. on MTV's show Pimp My Ride. Along the way, they show Darius the country, hold press conferences, pass out thousands of bracelets for their sponsor, and evaluate wheelchair accessibility at tourist attractions. Darius's story is an uplifting one, meant to entertain and educate the MTV generation -- who know nothing about Jerry Lewis Telethons. --B.B.

CIFF31 Screenings

Monday, March 19, 2007 at 6:45 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.
  • with FilmForum

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 4:15 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 7:15 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Logan Smalley

John Hadden, Dylan Wilson

Logan Smalley, Allison Firor, Jarrard Cole

Principal Cast
Andrew Carson, Daniel Epting, John Harmon, Jason Hees, Sam Johnson, Collin Shepley, Ben Smalley, Logan Smalley, Darius Weems, Kevin Wier

This film is presented with the generous support of STEWART and DONNA KOHL. Sponsored by Center for Community Solutions.

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