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Jul 18, 2014

Maryland Film Festival Presents FREE SHORT FILMS during Artscape 2014 at the Charles Theater!

2014 Artscape July 18-20 2014!
Jul 15, 2014

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Artscape 2014 Kickoff Party at By Degrees Cafe!
Jul 14, 2014

Sneak preview of Rob Reiner's AND SO IT GOES at AMC White Marsh at 7pm.  Free passes for Friends of the Festival!

AND SO IT GOES Sneak Preview
FILM GUIDE

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EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL
EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL
Directed By: Darius Clark Monroe

Darius Clark Monroe is a recipient of a National Board of Review Award, Austin Film Society Grant, Rooftop Filmmakers’/DCTV Grant, Warner Bros. Film Award, Cinereach Grant, King Finishing Award, and a NYU Spike Lee Production Fellowship. He’s a Screenwriters Colony, Tribeca All Access, IDFA Forum, and IFP Documentary Lab fellow.

Hosted/Presented By: Darius Clark Monroe

Darius Clark Monroe is a recipient of a National Board of Review Award, Austin Film Society Grant, Rooftop Filmmakers’/DCTV Grant, Warner Bros. Film Award, Cinereach Grant, King Finishing Award, and a NYU Spike Lee Production Fellowship. He’s a Screenwriters Colony, Tribeca All Access, IDFA Forum, and IFP Documentary Lab fellow.

Run Time: 81 Minutes

Darius Clark Monroe’s Evolution of a Criminal brings something new to the world of film. In examining a bank robbery committed by Texas high-school students, Monroe’s film brings together suspenseful reenactment footage with candid interviews from people involved in every angle of the crime. We hear from participants, victims, family members, and law-enforcement officials, all very open in discussing how the crime impacted them at the time, and how they relate to it now.  The twist? The filmmaker himself was one of the men involved in the robbery.

With an unflinching eye, Monroe dissects the various factors that drove him from a lighthearted childhood to this extreme act, giving us first-person access to both the facts and the emotional weight embedded in the planning, the crime, and its aftermath. In the process, he not only reconnects with the people with whom he robbed the bank, but also reaches out to people on the receiving end of the crime.

Executive produced by Spike Lee and a hit at its SXSW 2014 premiere, Evolution of a Criminal is a unique project delivered with great skill, confidence, and insight.  Occupying its own niche at the intersection of documentary, true-crime, and personal essay, it’s both a gripping viewing experience and a conversation-starter—about race, class, education, and the prison system, just for starters—of the highest order. (Eric Allen Hatch)

Screenings
May 08, 2014
EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL
04:30 PM
MICA Gateway Building
May 10, 2014
EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL
07:30 PM
UB Business Center