Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Blue Like Jazz: Official Trailer

The film version of Donald Miller's memoir is coming to the big screen April 13, but not before premiering at SXSW in Austin, TX. I got to see a pre-screening of the film this past fall, and was pleasantly surprised.

I have pretty high standards for films in general (one might label me a "film snob," which wouldn't be far from the truth), and I love Miller's books, so I really wanted to like the film. And I did. A lot. And this before the final sound production and editing. I loved that it wasn't a "Christian film." It's a film about a Christian. It's his story and struggles and the beautifully quirky characters that surround him. It's a bit irreverent in its humor (e.g. the girl using the men's urinal in the trailer). It rings far more true than many other overly-didactic films about faith. I'm eager to see the final product in April.

You can see the official trailer at Apple by clicking here, or check it out embedded below:


  1. So funny! I also got to see a pre-screening for a film that was selected for SXSW. Can't say what it is or post my review for it yet, but just thought that this was a cool coincidence.

  2. Oh yeah, and this movie looks good.