Today At The Clinton Street Theater
EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL
How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber?
The Thursday 1pm screening is free. I encourage all teachers of middle and high school students to attend. Darius Clark Monroe, filmmaker and documentary subject, will be in attendance to answer your questions.
In EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL, filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe asks this very question—about himself. After seeing his mother and stepfather struggle to make ends meet while living outside of Houston, Texas, Monroe decided to help them by robbing a bank with two friends. In the film, Monroe interviews his family members, close friends and mentors who recount the stages of his transformation, going from a joyous childhood to the moment he realized the severity of his family’s financial problems, and how their struggles changed his outlook on society and his life as a whole.
Returning to his neighborhood several years after the crime, Monroe creates an incredibly intimate and personal journey of reflection and forgiveness while beautifully examining lower class struggles, the desperation of a teen under pressure, and the emotional impact that rippled in the aftermath of that day.
KILL YOUR IDOLS
Ostensibly about the ultra-obscure New York art-punk scene of 1977-82, this cleverly edited film is really a meditation on originality and nostalgia.
Dorian Lynskey, Empire Magazine