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Michael W. Smith,
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J. Don Ferguson
Disenchanted by the church and his devout Christian mother, 19 year-old Donald escapes Texas for the liberal Northwest and attends Reed College at the urging of his secular father. At Reed College, Don finds that his classmates, from all walks of life, are more anti-religious and anti-everything than he was prepared for. In an attempt to fit in, and more importantly, in an attempt to find himself, Don joins an activist group which forces him to question what he really believes in. Written by
The movie was made possible by the efforts of fans the refused to see the project die. A campaign on KickStarter was started after a September 16th blog post by Donald Miller that the project was dead due to the lack of backers. By the end of the funding period on October 25th, Save Blue Like Jazz had raised $345,992 (of the $125,000 goal or 276%) from 4495 backers. The earns the project a Hall of Fame ranking on KickStarter as the highest funded project ever. See more »
Don tells his mother that there are no roommates in the dorms at Reed college, but Lauryn tells a story about her "first year roommate". See more »
My dad says life is like jazz because it doesn't resolve... But what if we're not alone?... What if all these stars are notes on a page of music, swirling in the blue... like jazz...
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The names of over 1,500 people were listed as Associate Producers of the movie. See more »
I'm so proud of this movie!!! It was relatable, very witty, never cheesy, and it captured the heart of Donald Miller's book that I fell in love with!!! I was really pleased with how they built a story out of Blue Like Jazz (the book) which, if you have read it, you would never think it could be made into a film. The story flows smoothly and I felt like I could really connect to each of the characters in different ways because of their sincerity (and good acting). I felt like it did justice to humanity, there are a lot of different people who want to do what is right and help others, but everyone has their crap, no one is perfect. But they didn't demonize anyone or make anyone seem flawless, which can happen in films dealing with religion or spirituality. You never know what you are going to get with independent films and this was one of those pleasant surprises. Can't wait to see it again and again... and again!!!
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