Review: "Breath In" – Live from Sundance Film Festival

The film "Breathe In" explores the tensions of music, intimacy, responsibility and fidelity. In short, "When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever." It has been picked up for distribution and so will be coming to a […]

Thoughts on "This is Martin Bonner" – Live from Sundance Film Festival

"This is Martin Bonner" is described as "a subtle meditation on friendship, faith, and human connection."  Dick Staub, Josh Staub (Director of Look and Light at Disney Animation) and Jason Valles (Founder, Third Floor Inc.) share their thoughts on a film about an older man (Martin) who changes his life by relocating to Reno, NV […]

Live at Sundance Film Festival 2013: "Gideon's Army"

Dick Staub sits down Josh Staub (Director of Look and Light at Disney Animation) and Jason Valles (Founder, Third Floor Inc.) to discuss their thoughts and experience in viewing "Gideon's Army." It  "follows the personal stories of Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in […]

"The Artist's Life." Live At Hales: What is it like to make your living with your art?

What is it like to make your living with your art? The fame? The fortune? The Limos? Each of us has a unique creativity but only a few pursue their artistic impulses… and only a few of those are able to make their living at it. The rest wonder—chip away at their novel, poem, songwriting, […]

The Oscars: The Theologies of the 2013 Best Pictures Nominations. Live at Hales Ales

Our annual film blitz on the Oscar's picks for Best Film and what they say about the world we live in today. A lively conversation about: Amour, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook, and Beasts of the Southern Wild. With host Jennie Spohr and panelists Dr. Christine Chaney, Jeffrey Overstreet and Dr. Jeff Keuss. Podcast: Play […]

Live at Hales – Fantastical Tales of DysFUNction: The Films of Wes Anderson

With the cult success this summer of director Wes Anderson's latest film Moonrise Kingdom, we  explore the King of Quirk and whether or not his trademark fantastical tales of dysfunctional families grasping at faint memories of child hood really do help us to understand our own lives. With host Jennie Spohr and panel Dr. Christine […]

Jeffrey Overstreet on Lincoln (2012)

It delivers human beings who seem three-dimensional even though we’re not wearing special glasses. by Jeffrey Overstreet

A Tale of Two Rivers

"In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing…" By Jeffrey Overstreet


How could an artist of such originality & vision… by Craig Detweiler

On David Mamet and Living a Good Story

I’ve been re-reading David Mamet’sOn Directing Film. While there are some aspects of it… By Kendall Ruth