Blue Like Jazz | Chicago Reader

Blue Like Jazz

Rated PG-13 107 minutes 2012

An uncommon thoughtfulness about spiritual issues distinguishes this otherwise generic coming-of-age story: the filmmakers show affection for devout and atheistic characters alike, arriving at a sincere defense of religion within secular society that never smacks of proselytizing. The hero, a devout Southern Baptist suffering a crisis of faith, enrolls at left-leaning Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and after embracing activities he once considered shameful—drinking, political activism, hanging out with lesbians—he learns to reconcile his devotion with his new freethinking attitude. Director Steve Taylor adapted a memoir by Donald Miller, who collaborated with him on the script; the spacey score is by Danny Seim of the Portland band Menomena.

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Director: Steve Taylor

Producer: J. Gallivan, Steve Taylor, Coke Sams, Chip Murray, Marshall Allman, Scott Lewis, Don Raines and Erick Goss

Cast: Marshall Allman, Claire Holt, Tania Raymonde, Justin Welborn, Eric Lange, Jason Marsden and Jenny Littleton

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