Here's what the press is saying
Goes West ...
"Certain to stir hearts."
"This is a film about the transforming power of teamwork and
the inherent joys and madness of reaching any seemingly impossible
- Karen Day, Los Angeles Times
"The documentary records a journey
that is full of happiness and heartbreak."
- Martin Bashir, ABC Nightline
"You may think you've seen all
the road trip movies you'll ever want to see in your lifetime,
but trust me on this: Darius Goes West is not your average road
trip flick. The film is a documentary about 15-year-old Darius Weems,
who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most common type of MD.
Duchenne is always fatal, killing the boys who have it by their
late teens to early 20s. Darius watched his older brother, Mario,
die of Duchenne, and he knows he faces the same fate, and yet his
attitude is so positive, so sunny and bright, that other people
are drawn to the infectious orbit of his radiant personality."
- Kim Voynar, Cinematical Indie
"Despite the subject matter,
Darius Goes West is not a depressing, disease-of-the-week movie.
In fact, if anything, the film is an amazing celebration of life."
- David Walker, Willamette Week