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Dirt (Darius Clark Monroe | USA | 7 min.)
With an unsettling lyricism all his own, Darius Clark Monroe traces an evocative and elliptical portrait of a dirty deed.
In March of 2014, Darius Clark Monroe world premiered his feature length documentary Evolution of a Criminal at SXSW. Evolution of a Criminal has screened at over 100 international film festivals, winning numerous awards including the International Documentary Association Emerging Filmmaker Award and Grand Jury prizes at Full Frame, Docuwest, and Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. "It's images, it's shape, it's tone, and it's implications make it a terrific movie, as well as the birth of an artist," described The New Yorker. The film went on to be nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and Cinema Eye Honor. In 2015, Evolution of a Criminal made its nationwide television broadcast debut on Independent Lens (PBS).
Monroe's most recent film DIRT screened at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, New Directors New Films, and Aspen ShortsFest. His documentary short film TWO CITIES recently debuted at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival.
Monroe, a Houston native, graduated with honors with a B.A. from the University of Houston, and an M.F.A. from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Monroe has received fellowships and grant support from Austin Film Society, Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Institute, Charles and Lucille King Fellowship, Spike Lee Fellowship, Warner Bros, Cinereach, Independent Filmmaker Project, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, DCTV, Screenwriters Colony, and the Rooftop Filmmakers' Fund. He was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" and "10 Filmmakers to Watch" from The Independent.