Columbus

Join us at the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for September’s feature film: Columbus

About the film:

Columbus is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Kogonada. The film stars John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, Michelle Forbes and Jim Dougherty. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Synopsis:

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Ind., a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey, a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their own conflicted emotions.

What the Critics are saying:

The director’s greatest strength lies in creating a mood. “Columbus” is melancholy without being morose, and talky without forced cleverness. – Stephanie Merry of the Washington Post

What’s remarkable about this wondrously assured debut is that technique never overwhelms feeling, in part because Kogonada makes the two seem inextricably, harmoniously linked. – Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times

The depth of emotion the film stirred up surprised me. I got so involved in these two people’s lives. I cared about them. I liked eavesdropping on their conversations. – Sheila O’Malley of RogerEbert.com

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