Criminal Justice Program and I&J Clinic to host film screening, panel discussion of ‘Evolution of a Criminal’ on Wednesday, Nov. 19

In conjunction with the Riverrun Film Festival, the Criminal Justice Program and the Innocence and Justice Clinic will host a screening of the film “Evolution of a Criminal,” by Darius Clark Monroe, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1302. A panel discussion led by Professors Kami Simmons and Mark Rabil as well as exoneree Darryl Hunt will follow.

The event is free and open to the public.

The film blends documentary, true crime and personal essay as the filmmaker confronts his past and analyzes his reasons for committing a bank robbery in Texas when he was only 16 years old. He interviews family members, friends and mentors to observe his transition from a happy child to a teenager overwhelmed by his family’s financial problems, and his eventual path of reflection and forgiveness. The film is scheduled to premiere on PBS on Jan. 12, 2015, at 10 p.m.