Independent Lens "Evolution of a Criminal"

Independent Lens "Evolution of a Criminal"

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:00pm

Pictured: Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe as a baby with his mother, Sigrid Tillman.

Credit: Credit: Courtesy of Darius Clark Monroe

How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber? In Evolution of a Criminal,filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe searches for the answers — about himself. Years after his release from prison, Monroe returns to his old neighborhood to speak with family and friends, along with classmates, teachers, law enforcement officials and the innocent victims in the bank on the fateful day of the robbery. An honest journey of reflection and a personal search for redemption, Evolution of a Criminal, executive produced by Spike Lee, premieres Monday, January 12, 2015 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.