Overstreet To Open Lee’s Arts And Culture Series

Friday, October 4, 2013
Jeffrey Overstreet
Jeffrey Overstreet
- photo by Matthew Sumi

The Lee University Arts & Culture Series will begin with a film lecture from Jeffrey Overstreet, film critic and author.  Mr. Overstreet’s lecture, "Through a Screen Darkly: A Testimony of Transformation and Dangerous Moviegoing," will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rose Lecture Hall of the Helen Devos College of Education. 

Mr. Overstreet’s lecture will focus on his own experiences as an award-winning film reviewer, using these experiences to challenge how the listener decides what’s great, what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s ugly at the movies.

Relating his own movie going experiences from childhood to 2013 – everything from “The Muppet Movie” to “Moonrise Kingdom” – he will speak on the issues of conscience that often challenge moviegoers, and will offer a vision for life-changing cultural engagement. 

Mr. Overstreet is the author of four novels including “Auralia’s Colors,” as well as a memoir of dangerous moviegoing, titled, “Through a Screen Darkly.” He is a creative writing instructor, an award-winning film reviewer for magazines such as Christianity Today, Image, and Paste, a blogger at jeffreyoverstreet.com, and a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University's Response magazine.

Mr. Overstreet is a popular speaker on faith and the arts, film criticism, and creative writing both on university campuses and at conferences such as The International Arts Movement Meeting, The Glen Workshop, Calvin College’s Festival of Faith & Writing, and many more.

“Jeffrey Overstreet is a witness," said author Eugene Peterson.  "While habituating the dark caves of movie theaters, he gives articulate witness to what I too often miss in those caves - the contours of God’s creation and the language of Christ’s salvation.  I find him a delightful and most percipient companion - a faithful Christian witness.” 

The Lee University Arts & Culture Series is intended to facilitate a conversation between artists, thinkers, and students about the complex relationship between art and faith.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Mary McCampbell at 614-8353 or email mmccampbell@leeuniversity.edu.


 

 

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