Rekindling the Intellectual, Spiritual, Creative legacy of Christians in Culture

Redford Robert Redford opened Sundance 2008 by saying "Art is the language of the soul." We experienced a brilliant example of this as we heard an interview with Geoffrey Haley whose film The Last Word explores, among other things, the issue of suicide. At day's end we viewed Baghead, which is described in Sundance materials as "deep, engaging brilliance--that is if you can call a film brilliant when it is basically about a group of dumb actors, a bag and a head." A spirited discussion of art and soul from our students and panelists Craig Detweiler (author and director of Reel Spirituality @ the Brehm center), Michelle Steffes (formerly Director of Development at Larger than Life, the production company of Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit), she is now pursuing her writing and directing goals full-time in films like Driftwood) and Scott Young (founder & director emeritus of City of Angels Festival).