“Jenn Lindsay is the kind of teacher who challenges people — in the classroom and on film — to see religion in new ways. And she is the kind of scholar who uses her ethnographic skills and her camera to gain new insight into how we encounter religious difference. Her work has made significant contributions to understanding how interfaith organizations work.”
–Dr Nancy T. Ammerman, Professor of Sociology of Religion, Boston University
“Jenn Lindsay is a superb scholar of contemporary religion and an expert on interreligous dialogue. She is also an amazingly multitalented person, with a rich background in drama, in music, in film, and in community outreach. She is conscientious, humorous, open-minded, and a real pleasure to work with.”
–Dr. Charles Lindholm, University Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, Boston University
“As a psychotherapist in New York City for many years, I have known the anthropologist and filmmaker Jenn Lindsay since 2002 when we began a series of conversations about healing, trauma, and family systems. Her talent, insight and industriousness have long been on display throughout her music and academic careers. In 2005, when she began her work as a story editor and post-production assistant at MTV and in various production companies, it struck me that she had found an ideal laboratory for her hardworking nature, where she could combine her interest in human interest stories, playwriting, visual artistry, and devotion to social change.
Documentary film is a demanding field, and I have watched Jenn rise to the occasion, combining her intellectual passions and artistic instincts to make colorful, fascinating film projects worth supporting.
The Minding Shadows project is an exceptionally good fit. Jenn has always searched, questioned, and lived life in the pursuit of spiritual clarity and inner peace. This film of one man’s journey should whet the appetite of anyone in search of inner tranquility. I would like to attest to the unique nature of this project and its potential to make a difference in people’s lives.”
–Psychotherapist LCSW (Retired), M.Ed.
“I first met Jenn when she began work on a documentary about the Simulating Religion Project, of which I am the co-principal investigator. I was so impressed by her work that when I received funding for a new project, Modeling Religion in Norway, I asked her to develop a series of videos for that project as well. I have been very happy with the work she has produced. As you can see from her video site, Jenn is extremely creative. What you might not be able to tell is how much fun she is to work with, and what a hard worker she is. I’m not the only one who is happy; the communication office and leaders of my University are also very satisfied with Jenn’s videos.
Her sensitive work on our project, which was partly related to refugees and immigration, bodes well for her plans to develop a documentary on the emotionally powerful themes that are sure to characterize Minding Shadows. Few filmmakers have the academic background and philosophical depth to tackle the topics covered in Simulating Religion and Minding Shadows. Jenn’s ethnographic expertise in anthropology, along with her experience in our projects (and others), uniquely qualifies her for the task of producing a film that adequately captures this compelling story.
In addition to pointing out her creativity and diligence, I also want to emphasize that Jenn is a great team member, and has been able to work with a wide variety of folks in our projects.”
–Professor of Theology and Philosophy, University of Agder
Audience Reviews“one of the best live performers I have ever seen in any genre”
Entertainment Today“Deliciously Earnest”
Until Monday Brooklyn “Jenn Lindsay is one of the brightest indie musicians working in New York City. Not only a great musician with a great voice, but a seriously fierce songwriter.”
Smother“Jenn Lindsay has her finger right on the pulse of the whole wide world of working people everywhere”
press from the West Coast Public Approval Tour “acoustic guitar injected with punk ethics and politically charged songwriting” – San Diego Union-Tribune
Village Voice“something good has come out of the current economic downturn…”
New York Press“Lilting greatness”
Curve Magazine“A complete joy from beginning to end…hard not to love”
Americana UK“Quirky, powerful album from New York based “anti folk” activist”
After Ellen Interview“a transcendent voice and outstanding musicianship deliver one mind-blowing entertainment experience”
Splendid eZine: Fired! Review“thoroughly entertaining”
Smother.net“A magnificent piece of work…powerful songs that demand your full attention”
Muse’s Muse“Textured and wonderfully crafted”
Indie Music“An amazing album by an amazing songwriter”
The Red Alert“she feels more like an old friend at the table”
The Celebrity Cafe“Overtly carnal undercurrent…sometimes blatant sexuality”
The Music Edge“Open and sweet”
Americana UK“Jenn Lindsay will wake you up”
Suite 101“a DIY Renegade…folks like Jenn Lindsay provide reason to listen to every indie disc that comes in the mail”
Indie Music“Out of sorts? Hate your job? Then the songwriting genius of Jenn Lindsay is for you.”
Rambles“folk with a truckload of attitude”
AntiFolk Online“fierce heroine”
Splendid: Gotta Lotta Review“a talent to be reckoned with”
Muse’s Muse “Jenn can complain with the best of them”
Stanford University LGBCRC“an electrifying performer”
Delusions of Adequacy“very honest, very powerful”
Outsight“Number One Material”
www.coolgrrrls.com“this CD makes major label albums seem like GAP ads”