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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

Novelist and critic Jeffrey Overstreet teaches writing (Seattle Pacific University) and film studies (Northwest University and Houston Baptist University). He's written a memoir of moviegoing and faith (Through a Screen Darkly, Baker, 2007) and a fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors (The Auralia Thread, Random House, 2007-11). He's worked since 2001 as a film critic and columnist at Christianity Today, and he's been a regular contributor to Image, Paste, and Christ & Pop Culture. His writing has been recognized by The New Yorker and The Seattle Times. He regularly speaks at universities, conferences, and churches in the U.S. and abroad. Want to invite him to teach or speak? Email joverstreet@gmail.com.