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Blue Like Jazz (2012): A Conversation with Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor, director of Blue Like Jazz, controls the chaos in a recreation of Reed College’s “Renn Fayre,” a three-day campus festival. Photo by Jimmy Abegg.

My review of Blue Like Jazz was published at Filmwell.org several days ago.

But that was just the warm-up.

My conversation with director Steve Taylor has just been published on the website of Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine. Enjoy.

We talked about the movie, how the good people at Reed College responded to it, and more. Steve opened up about his feelings on The Hunger Games, The Tree of Life, and his upcoming rock album.

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Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is an author and a professor with an MFA in Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University. He teaches writing (Seattle Pacific University, Covenant College) and film studies (Houston Baptist University). His books include an exploration of film and faith (Through a Screen Darkly, Baker, 2007) and a 4-volume fantasy epic (The Auralia Thread, Random House, 2007-11). He has lectured at universities, conferences, and churches in the U.S. and abroad. He has been a columnist at Christianity Today and Image, and his writing has been recognized by The New Yorker and indieWire. Want to invite him to write, teach, or speak? Email joverstreet@gmail.com.