Faithspotting “Funny Pages” and Coversation with Owen Kline, Part 1

Interpreter, Owen Kline, Daniel Zolghadri, CrossRoads Faith and Film

Kenny and Mike had an extended, wide-ranging interview with Owen Kline, the writer/director of the 2022 A24 film Funny Pages. Kenny saw the film at the Cannes Film Festival where it was part of the Directors Fortnight, which typically spotlights new and upcoming directors. Unlike most of the other competitions and series that are a part of the festival, the Fortnight includes interviews and Q&A with the filmmakers and cast. Following the film and Q&A Kenny was able to visit with Owen and talk about the work of Cross Roads Faith and Film and the Faithspotting podcast.

Owen has an encyclipedic cinematic knowledge, especially in the horror genre(s) and of course animation. The interview covers a lot of subjects including Owen’s general and expansive interest in faith and the variety of expresseions of faith reflected or experienced through, films, stories and storytelling in general. Owen also shares about the process of filmmaking today, particularly for young filmmakers. Follow the link below for the episode and additional notes on the film. Funny Pages is rated R and is currently in limited release as well as available for streaming rental and purchage on most platforms.

Matthew Maher Daniel Zolghadri A24

About revkennydickson

I am a United Methodist minister and my professional passion is connecting issues of life and faith to film and other artforms. I am also interested in autism awareness and ministry and special needs. I am married to Michelle and have two children.
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