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Actress discusses film shot in, named after Columbus

A film shot in and named after Columbus is set to have its Indiana premiere Friday.

Actress Haley Lu Richardson stopped by WISH-TV to discuss the new film, her time in the city of Columbus and the city’s architecture.

The will have its premiere at the YES Cinema in Columbus Friday and there are several events planned at the Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis over the weekend.

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‘Columbus’ star Haley Lu Richardson portrays ‘architecture nerd’

Haley Lu Richardson describes her “Columbus” character as the No. 1 “architecture nerd” in a movie inspired by buildings and design in the Indiana city.

Richardson visited Indianapolis before attending tonight’s Columbus premiere of the movie directed by Kogonada and co-starring John Cho.

Casey, Richardson’s character in the movie, is a hometown high school grad in Columbus, where buildings designed by Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Harry Weese and Kevin Roche are found.

Design inspires Casey, who befriends Jin — portrayed by Cho — the son of an architecture expert who has little in common with his father.

Richardson said it takes effort to appreciate architecture in a world of overstimulation.

“There’s so much to see and to hold our attention,” Richardson said during a Facebook Live interview with IndyStar. “Because there’s so much, nothing really holds our attention anymore.”

Check out the complete video interview to learn Richardson’s favorite Columbus building and hear her talk about portraying flapper-era icon Louise Brooks in an upcoming film. For more information, visit Fandango.com.

Actress Haley Lu Richardson discusses award-winning film ‘Columbus’

It’s a film based in and 100% shot in Columbus, Indiana, and features the city’s world-renowned architecture alongside a deeply intellectual story line about family and parental relationships. “Columbus” debuted at Sundance Film Festival in January and has since earned international awards.

Today on Indy Style, we chat Actress Haley Lu Richardson about her role and what drew her to the film.

About “Columbus”
Starring John Cho (“Star Trek”) and Haley Lu Richardson (“Split”), “Columbus” is based in (and 100% shot in) Columbus, Ind., and features the city’s world-renowned architecture alongside a deeply intellectual storyline about family and parental relationships. It debuted at Sundance Film Festival in January and has since earned international awards.

The critically-acclaimed film premieres in Indianapolis at Keystone Art Cinema on Friday, Sept. 1. Tickets to attend various show times from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7 are now available for purchase. Writer/Director Kogonada and leading actor John Cho (“Star Trek”) will participate in a film Q&As immediately following the 4:10 and 6:55 p.m. showings on Saturday, Sept. 2. Kogonada will participate in additional Q&As following the 1:15 and 4:10 p.m. showings on Sunday, Sept. 3. Actress, comedian and author Julia Sweeney, best known for her role as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for her autobiographical solo shows, will moderate the Sept. 3 Q&As. Tickets can be purchased here. For more information on “Columbus,” please visit columbusthemovie.com.

Movie Synopsis
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.

Haley Lu Richardson discusses opening of ‘Columbus’

The award-winning movie “Columbus” opens Friday in Indiana. The film celebrates the architecture of the Indiana city.

One of the stars of the movie, Maley Lu Richardson, joined us in the studio Thursday to discuss the movie.

Starring John Cho and Richardson, ‘Columbus’ debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and has since won international awards. The film follows Jin (Cho) who finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana – a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings – caring for his ill father, a renowned architecture scholar. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (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.

The film opens Friday at the Keystone Art Cinema. Find information about screenings and more here.

Getting To Know “Columbus” Star Haley Lu Richardson

In the buzzy indie film Columbus, the city’s architecture plays a leading role. But we sat down with one of the film’s more personable stars, Haley Lu Richardson, to learn about the upcoming film. In her new feature, Richardson (best known for her roles in The Edge of Seventeen and the M. Night Shyamalan thriller Split) plays a young woman torn between staying in small-town Indiana to care for her mother and leaving to pursue her own dreams of becoming an architect. We chatted about filming in Columbus, Kidscommons’s giant toilet, and Richardson’s Instagram fame. Keep your eye on her—she’s going places. And not just to Columbus.

You can catch Columbus at Indy’s Keystone Art Cinema September 1–7. Q&A sessions with director Kogonada and leading actor John Cho will follow the 4:10 and 6:55 screenings on Saturday, September 2, and the 1:15 and 4:10 screenings on Sunday, September 3. The film also plays at Yes Cinema and Café in Columbus from September 1–14.

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Breaking Big: Haley Lu Richardson heads from The Edge of Seventeen to Columbus

The 22-year-old actress gives a powerful, star-making performance as a small-town teen dreaming of bigger things

When first-time director Kogonada asked Haley Lu Richardson to star in Columbus, she had one big question: “Why me?”

“It turns out his wife had seen me in an episode of Law & Order,” Richardson says, laughing. “So I’m really grateful I did Law & Order!”

The 22-year-old actress made waves as Hailee Steinfeld’s longtime best friend in The Edge of Seventeen and as a teenage girl facing off against James McAvoy’s kidnapper in Split, but with Kogonada’s indie drama, she steps into the spotlight with her first major lead performance. And what a performance: Richardson stars as Casey, a recent high school grad in Columbus, Indiana — a real-life Midwestern mecca for modernist architecture. Casey’s developed her own love of architecture, but she can’t bring herself to pursue her dreams and abandon her addict mother, even at the urging of her new friend, the similarly lost Jin (John Cho). It’s a powerful, honest portrayal of the uncertainty that comes with being a young adult, and it’s that uncertainty that Richardson immediately identified with.

“I make dumb jokes and run around screaming, and Casey’s much more still and thoughtful,” Richardson says. “But I connected to that whole idea of where I am in life and trying to figure out what’s next.”

Columbus is the first film from Kogonada, who’s best known for his clever, inventive video essays about filmmaking, and his debut feature is a quiet, meditative look at how art can affect our lives — bolstered by thoughtful, often wordless performances by Cho and Richardson.

“We didn’t do much rehearsal,” Richardson says. “Actually, we didn’t do any rehearsal. I think we read through the script once — me, Kogonada, and John. But other than that, any time we met to rehearse, it wasn’t an actual rehearsal. It was just sitting there, figuring out who Casey was and what was going on beneath the surface in all of these scenes. We talked about the dynamic of her and her mom. Everything she does and everything that holds her back and everything that has forced her to grow up so quickly is because of that relationship with her mom and her childhood. That relationship kind of shapes who she is.”

The film also operates as a love letter of sorts to Columbus itself, as Casey shows Jin around her hometown and introduces him to some of her favorite buildings by architecture legends like Eero Saarinen or I.M. Pei.

“When you’re in Columbus, and you see that architecture, I don’t know how you couldn’t appreciate it and want to know about it,” she says. “You drive from Indianapolis to Columbus, and you go through all these cornfields and all this open farmland to then get to the middle of nowhere, where there’s this little pocket of modern architecture. And it’s just kind of nuts. It’s just so special that it’s so unexpected, but there’s so much history there.”

Richardson started her performing career in dance, not acting, but at the age of 16, after starting her junior year in high school, she put together a presentation trying to convince her parents to let her move from Arizona to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. “Luckily, my parents are kind of kooky and understood that and took that chance,” she says. Since then, she’s done comedy, twisty thrillers, and now, a moving indie drama. Up next, she’ll star as flapper icon Louise Brooks in the period drama The Chaperone.

“Every character I get into, I get to learn about a new place, a new person, a new life situation,” she says. “I feel like it makes me more empathetic, just as a human.”

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