02-25-2018  5:35 am      •     
By The Skanner News
Published: 18 February 2009

The documentary film Darius Goes West shows at the Hollywood Theater Saturday at 1 p.m., at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. The film is the story of 15 year old Darius Weems of Athens, Ga., who is stricken with Duchenne muscular dystrophy – a disorder destined to keep him in a wheelchair for life. When they find out Darius has never been outside Athens, a group of his friends decide they'll all embark on a road trip to Los Angeles to try to get Darius on MTV's reality television show Pimp My Ride. Their goal is to raise awareness about wheelchair accessibility – and get Darius' broken down old wheelchair customized at the same time. Hilarious, heartbreaking, but ultimately empowering for viewers of all ages. Tickets are $5.

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