3rd Annual BlackStar Film Festival
Evolution of a Criminal
USA, 2014, 83 min.
Dir. Darius Clark Monroe
After seeing his mother and stepfather struggle to make ends meet while living outside of Houston, Texas, 16-year-old Darius Clark Monroe decides to help them by robbing a bank. In this autobiographical film, Monroe interviews his family members, close friends and mentors who recount his transformation from a happy kid to the moment he changed his outlook on society and his life as a whole. Returning to his neighborhood several years after the crime, Monroe presents an affecting examination of class struggles, a touching portrait of reflection and forgiveness, and an intimate story of the impact and aftermath of his crucial decision.
Q&A w/Darius Clark Monroe