Well, the secret is out.
I’ve been hosting a secret church-basement movie club. It’s controversial. It’s lively. It’s unpredictable. It’s populated by a wide range of people, from film students to casual moviegoers to people who are extremely suspicious about movies. And…
InTouch Magazine invited me to share some tips — specifically, tips for Christian moviegoers — that would help readers get more out of their moviegoing experience. I wrote something as if I was giving an address to moviegoer gathering called “Sight Club,” and they published it with this introduction:
With summer blockbusters showing up in theaters, we asked film critic Jeffrey Overstreet for tips on how to have a better experience at the cinema. He delivered the following opening address for the first 2014 meeting of Sight Club — a fictional church-basement movie club in Seattle. You are welcome to start your own Sight Club, and to use these recommendations as a guide.
Share this with your family and friends. Make a copy for your pastor. And start your own church-basement movie club! But be sneaky about it. The first rule of Sight Club is this: Don’t talk about Sight Club.