SXSW FILM 2012
By Linc Leifeste | May 31, 2012
An adaptation of Christian author Donald Miller’s New York Times bestseller listed memoirs, Blue Like Jazz is a film that is going to face an unusual level of critique, scrutiny and judgment, likely to come particularly from those at both ends of the religious spectrum. A challenging book to turn into a film due to its stream of consciousness narration, director Steve Taylor and crew have for the most part succeeded in turning out a generally entertaining film, but one that will probably be too centered on Christianity for those averse to religion and too “edgy” for those of the Christian faith who like their films Kirk Cameronesque.
We had the opportunity to met up with writer/director Steve Taylor and star Marshall Allman at SXSW 2012 and have a conversation about Blue Like Jazz. Enjoy!
Linc Leifeste’s full review of Blue Like Jazz.