Talking with Christy Tennant at the International Arts Movement

In preparation for my first real trip to New York, I had a conversation with Christy Tennant, host of IAM Conversations for the International Arts Movement.

Christy started off by going right for the sore spot: What do I think of the Oscar nominations? So…

I answered by raving about one of my favorite films that went overlooked by the Academy.

But we also talked about Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, and the new book, Raven’s Ladder. We talked about art, and how the prevalent “Christian understanding of art” is seriously screwed up. And we talked about a lot more than that.

Much of our conversation focuses on my “memoir of dangerous moviegoing”: Through a Screen Darkly.

I’m grateful for Christy’s thoughtful questions and for the warm welcome she gave me. I’m looking forward to meeting her in person.

You can listen to my conversation with Christy Tennant here.

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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.