The interview with Marshall Allman was a great experience and was extremely sincere in nature. The actor best known for his work in “True Blood” gave the listeners of KSSU time to rethink their actions. He also gave us a chance to semi question our upbringing while introducing his new movie Blue Like Jazz where he plays the starring role.
In BLUE LIKE JAZZ, Don (Marshall Allman), a pious nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, 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 proves 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.(Synopsis from Director)
This movie was truly powerful as it gives us a chance to be the outsiders of looking at the bigger picture. This movie lets us take a step into the worlds and cultures of others to help gain a better understanding. Especially in such a diverse community that Sacramento State has to offer the school background of this movie is something that many students will be able to relate to.
Even though the actor Allman was a little tardy to the interview due to watching the premiere of the movie and the time zone differences his contribution was highly treasured and well greeted. He explained that his strong religious beliefs and customs helped in making this movie and how this movie was almost 100% funded by the fans to help make this movie come alive. Even though there was several hurdles the cast had to surpass in the making of this brilliant film the end product was stupendously executed.
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller spent 43 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list and has sold over 1.5 million copies to date. The semi-autobiographical story was adapted for the screen by Miller, Steve Taylor and Ben Pearson (Directors Notes)
Release Date: April 13th
Directed & Co-Written by: Steve Taylor
Based on the best-selling book Blue Like Jazz by: Donald Miller
Produced by: Steve Taylor, J. Clarke Gallivan and Coke Sams
Starring: Marshall Allman, Claire Holt and Tania Raymonde
Running Time: 107 minutes
Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexuality, drug content and some language
So go check it out!!!!
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