Is Having a Film Festival?

No, not quite.

But the truth is even better.

Image is hosting yet another week of art, conversation, lectures, concerts, food, and friendship in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico this August.

And I’m thrilled and honored to be hosting a week-long seminar: “Beyond Blockbusters: Entering the Mind of Contemplative Cinema.” We’re going to look at work by some of the world’s master filmmakers, discuss their methods, and then share personal reflections on what we see in and through the films.

You’re invited.

For all of the details, check the information at Image.

I hope to see you there… even if you sign up for one of the other intriguing workshops and seminars. I wish I could attend them all. The faculty include Rodney Clapp, Lauren Winner, Barry Moser, B.H. Fairchild, Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, Mary McCleary, Marilyn Nelson, Melissa Pritchard, Joel Sheesley, and Bradford Winters. And since I’ve been to five Glen Workshops now, I can tell you that the community is full of wonderful, inspiring accomplished artists, and new visionaries whose company I eagerly anticipate all year.

Did I mention that Over the Rhine will do a concert for us while we’re there?

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • closerlooker

    It’d be great to see you, Stephen… although Lauren’s workshop and my seminar will be running at the same time, so you’ll be on your own to see the films. Whatever track you choose, the Glen Workshop will make it worth your while. Anne and I attended it for the first time five years ago, and we’ve been back every summer since. There’s a reason that Over the Rhine call themselves “lifers” at the Glen…

  • Stephen Lamb

    I’m going to try my best to make it this time for Lauren’s sessions, and hopefully I’ll be able to catch some of the films in the down time.