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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Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.

  • 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.