Madeleine L’Engle goes to the movies.

A few weeks back on my Facebook page,  I said I’d have news for fans of Madeleine L’Engle.

A little later, I posted that I’d soon be reporting on a new film based on a book by one of my favorite writers.

Well… are you ready?

Today, Christianity Today has posted my story about the making of the first feature-length film based on a Madeleine L’Engle novel: Camilla Dickinson.

I’ve seen the film. There was a sneak preview at Seattle Pacific University. I enjoyed it, especially for certain strong points that we rarely experience anymore in films about young people: thoughtful conversations, a sense of wonder, attention to questions about the existence of God, nuanced portrayals of complicated characters, and a restraint from demonizing any of the “difficult” characters.

Also, those who are familiar with L’Engle’s own life story will get the sense that this film — this story — is fully invested with her voice and perspective.

I hope it finds a good distributor.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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