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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, editor, and professor with an MFA in Creative Writing. He teaches writing (Seattle Pacific University, Covenant College) and film studies (Houston Baptist University). He's written a memoir of moviegoing and faith (Through a Screen Darkly, Baker, 2007) and a fantasy series (The Auralia Thread, Random House, 2007-11). He's been a columnist and critic for Christianity Today, Image, and Books & Culture, and his writing has been recognized by The New Yorker and The Seattle Times. He regularly visits universities, conferences, and churches to lecture in the U.S. and abroad. Would you like him to edit your work? Want to have him speak to your community? Email joverstreet@gmail.com.