I’ve been talking about this movie for a while. 1. Because I’m a Donald Miller fan and 2. Because it is not only a great book (saved my hide about 8 years back), it is also a great movie. Blue Like Jazz opened in select cities last weekend and the list has been expanded this week. It’s even playing in Tulsa at Southroads 20 on 41st Street for you local readers.
I believe this is a must see movie for anyone grappling with life, fitting in, and finding who you are. Christian or not.
From Steve —
I made it clear to all our potential investors and/or heads of media companies, the vast majority of whom were fellow Christians, that this was not going to be a family movie. The reason was simple: How do you tell the story of a college kid who flees his Southern Baptist upbringing in suburban Houston to attend the ‘most godless campus in America’ without showing what that environment is like? And how can that environment be portrayed realistically in the context of a ‘family’ movie? Doesn’t have to be rated R, but it’s probably going to be PG-13, right?
– Director Steve Taylor
Blue Like Jazz is a semi-autobiographical look at Donald Miller’s search for life, meaning, and God. I already know the end of the story because I read his books and his blog. While this isn’t a warm fuzzy family movie, it is real and it is a great movie for any of us who have ever searched for answers. Check out the trailer then CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFORMATION.
This blog post written by Deana O’Hara for Redemption’s Heart. FCC full disclosure requires that I inform you that while no goods or services were received for this recommendation, I am an Associate Producer of Blue Like Jazz. (loosely translated – I and a bunch of other people, invested financially in the production of this film. I will not receive royalties but my name is in the credits and I have a really cool BLJ t-shirt now. I supported the movie because I believe in it. )
- Finally! Blue Like Jazz the Movie (emilyjosephine.com)
- Counting Down to “Blue Like Jazz – The Movie” (theycallmekeeks.com)
- Of Mitres and John Coltrane: My Thoughts on Blue Like Jazz (roaringout.wordpress.com)