For those who don’t know, the New York Times Best-Selling Book, “Blue Like Jazz,” by Donald Miller, was recently made into a movie under the direction of Steve Taylor, formerly known for being a controversial Christian music artist in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Since much of the movie takes place in Portland and that Miller is a Portland resident, it just seemed like a natural fit for the premiere.
The Bagdad Theater will roll out the red carpet at 7:00 p.m. Joining Miller will be director and co-writer, Steve Taylor and the cast of rising stars including Marshall Allman (TRUE BLOOD, PRISON BREAK), Tania Raymonde (LOST), Justin Welborn (BODY OF PROOF) and Jason Marsden (TRANSFORMERS, BATMAN).
Filmed almost entirely in Portland, Oregon and more specifically at Reed College, the story chronicles Don (played by Marshall Allman), a pious nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, who impulsively decides to escape his religious upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at one of the most progressive campuses in America, Reed College in Portland. Upon arrival, Reed’s surroundings and eccentric student body prove to be far different than he could possibly imagine from the environment from which he came, forcing him to embark on a journey of self-discovery to understand who he is and what he truly believes.
The red carpet event will be streaming live online beginning at 7:00 p.m. Pacific time. Tune in here to see cast and crew interviews and more.
“Jazz” will open nationwide this Friday, April 13. (Originally posted on Examiner.com)