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"Darius Goes West" Screening in Akron

By admin Published: September 10, 2008


Some of you may have taken note of this movie when it was shown at the Cleveland International Film Festival. Here's another chance at it:

Movie Experience of a Lifetime at the Historic Akron Civic Theatre. Friday 9/12 at 7pm FREE. Ticket required. A screening of the award-winning documentary "Darius Goes West" about a 15-year-old kid with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy whose friends drive him across the country in an RV in an attempt to get his wheelchair "pimped" on MTV's "Pimp My Ride". Along the way they have many adventures and raise awareness about wheelchair accessibility and DMD. Following the film there will be a discussion, reception, and raffle and you can meet Darius and the crew who will be traveling up from Atlanta. All raffle proceeds to benefit Charley's Fund. Sponsored by Summa Health System, Akron General Health System, Akron Children's Hospital, University of Akron, and NEOUCOM. For tickets, Contact Akron Civic Theatre (330) 253-2488, 11am-5pm. Wheelchair seats contact Jamie at . Event website:

Another link for information is here. The movie link, above, includes a list of other screenings.

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