Friday, June 16, 2017
Off the Rails
A compulsion for order and structure attracts a young man to the NYC transit system in the documentary Off the Rails. He is obsessed with the trains and buses and finds a comfort in that world. Taking it to the level of hijacking the vehicles, he gets himself arrested time and time again. I was impressed with how hard the justice system worked to help this young man rehabilitate his compulsion instead of relying totally on incarceration. An interesting story well told.