Blue Like Jazz: The Movie – the Mike Morrell Interview

Update: Due to some unfortunate-but-understanding channel issues, the current host of my Blue Like Jazz interview has been switched to password-protected mode. We’ll be moving it to our Wild Goose Festival Vimeo channel soon; in the meantime, you can watch it by entering the password “miller.”

Last month I got to hang out at my favorite bar, Big Boss Brewery’s taproom, with two generations of indie Christian icons: Steve Taylor and Don Miller. They’ve teamed up to bring us Blue Like Jazz: The Movie, based on Miller’s nearly decade-long best-selling collection of vignettes of faith and coming of age. I interviewed them on behalf of the partnership between BLJ and the Wild Goose Festival, the arts, justice, and spirituality festival that’s helping create a world that’s recognized as wholly holy.

Here’s the trailer for the film:

And here’s the trailer for the Goose:

You should check out theaters in your area this weekend to see if Blue Like Jazz is playing; supporting an independent production like this in its opening weekend is crucial for its overall success. And you should really join us this June 21-24 at Shakori Hills campground in North Carolina. We’re going to have so many amazingly gifted artists, musicians, community organizers, spiritual wisdom-holders, ragamuffins, agitators, and ne’er-do-wells. And most of all, plenty of new friends and community that you can take with you. This week only, enter “bluelikejazz” at checkout, and get 15% off any Wild Goose registration! Our way of saying thanks for supporting good films and good festivals.

Without further ado, here’s the 30-minute interview between Steve, Don, and myself. I think we all had a good time.

(Remember: “miller” will let you watch this video.)

3 Responses to Blue Like Jazz: The Movie – the Mike Morrell Interview

  1. Matthew April 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Excellent, one of the better interviews I’ve seen on this movie!

  2. ed cyzewski April 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Such a great interview Mike. You asked the kinds of questions that creatives would want answered. I really appreciate it. It’s especially fascinating to read about how Don’s perception of Blue Like Jazz the book has changed over time.

    Also, it’s pretty incredible to think that Anne Lamott pioneered Christian memoir and parenthood memoir.

  3. Tom April 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    How do I get the password to see this interview?

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