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How does a 16-year-old honor student become a bank robber? The powerful Spike-Lee-produced Evolution of a Criminal, which starts its Detroit-exclusive premiere run on Friday, October 24, attempts to answer this question. First-time director Darius Clark Monroe turns the camera on his own life in this gripping and surprising film that tells the story of his journey from model youth to teenage criminal, from rehabilitation to becoming a university professor.

This poignant and unflinching feature documentary, which had its world premiere at the prestigious South by Southwest Film Festival, is both a personal reflection and a look at the larger issues of economic justice, race, prisons and becoming a man in America today.

In addition, there will be two Q & A opportunities at Cinema Detroit — Director Darius Clark Monroe will be joining us via Skype for Q & As on Friday, October 24after the 7:30…

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