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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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.


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