Film for Thought: Columbus

Showings

Studio Theater Wed, Sep 20, 2017 6:30 PM
INFORMATION
Rating:Unrated
Run Time:1h 44min
Release Year:2017
Genre:Comedy
Drama
Romance
Category:Film for Thought
New Releases
CAST/CREW
Cast:John Cho
Haley Lu Richardson
Rory Culkin
Parker Posey
Director:Kogonada

Description

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: Jin's estranged relationship with his father, and Casey's reluctance to leave Columbus and her mother. With its naturalistic rhythms and empathy for the complexities of families, debut director Kogonada's COLUMBUS unfolds as a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation. With strong supporting turns from Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, and Michelle Forbes, COLUMBUS is also a showcase for its director's striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions.