Saturday, October 7 | 8 pm
Sunday, October 8 | 5:30 pm
Perhaps the standout of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Kogonada’s Columbus represents one of the most accomplished American directorial debuts in ages. When a famous architectural scholar collapses while on tour in Columbus, Indiana—a community renowned for its modernist architecture—his estranged son Jin (John Cho) arrives only to find himself stranded in a place he doesn’t know. A chance meeting with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a friendly young library employee and architecture enthusiast, blossoms into a friendship, with the two exploring the town and their conflicted emotions as both pause their lives to deal with parental issues. Kogonada gracefully composes the film’s remarkable succession of real-world structures, while the story itself unfolds as a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation that the viewer will not want to end.
Director Kogonada | 2017 | In English | 104 minutes | NR | DCP