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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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Haley Lu Richardson on why ‘Columbus’ is her most fulfilling film yet

V sat down with the actor at the Sundance Film Festival where the new film was met with critical praise.

Although 22-year-old Haley Lu Richardson recently starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s trippy hit thriller Split, and The Edge of Seventeen, she’s more eager to see how fans will respond to her upcoming role in the indie flick Columbus. The first feature-length film by Korean director Kogonada (the auteur’s chosen nom d’artiste) has a quiet, Before Sunrise-esque plot: Richardson plays a recent high school grad named Casey who befriends Jin (played by John Cho), a visitor to Casey’s hometown of Columbus, Indiana. In real life, the city has a massive amount of modernist architecture and public art, setting a gorgeous backdrop for the characters’ heavy conversations.

Columbus is, according to Richardson, “the most fulfilling role I’ve ever done.” She also notes that she was initially pretty freaked out about taking it on. “There’s no intense explosion or special effects, just talking. You have nowhere to hide…you’re fully exposed to yourself as that character.” That Richardson had to be so emotionally raw for her role left her wondering “why they didn’t hire Dakota Fanning.” She adds, “It’s super refreshing to sit down and read a pure story of two people just going through life.”

Following her role in Columbus, Richardson hopes to have a career like fellow actors Shailene Woodley and Emma Watson: “Those are girls that kind of look like me and have had similar experiences, but they’re bad ass human beings and inspire me.”

In her downtime, Richardson enjoys crocheting. She even has her own Etsy shop, Hooked By Haley Lu, which sells fringed bikini tops and off-the-shoulder minidresses fit for Coachella. “I should set up a booth. I’ll get my friends to model,” she jokes. As for her own style, it’s still evolving: “It’s a little all over the place, kind of like my personality.”

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Get to know Split Star Haley Lu Richardson (Elle Canada)

“Goofy” seems like such an old-fashioned word, but after a 30-minute conversation with Haley Lu Richardson, we felt it was the most apropos adjective to describe the 21-year-old—that and “delightfully, disarmingly unaffected.” This is one young
actress who is not “cool,” and she’s not even pretending otherwise. Case in point: Within 30 seconds of our getting Richardson on the phone, she’s laughing as she tells the story of her ill-fated tenure on the high-school track team. “It was my first race at my first meet,” she recalls. “I looked behind me to see if anyone was catching up to me…and then I just dove into the ground and did like five somersaults. I finished rolling a few inches from the finish line. I sat there criss-cross apple sauce as all these people ran by me.”
Richardson, an Arizona native, has lived in Los Angeles since she was 16, wedging her foot in the door with momentum-building-type roles such as a lead part on the short-lived TV show Ravenswood, a critically acclaimed turn in indie film The Bronze and most recently as Hailee Steinfeld’s BFF in the buzzy The Edge of Seventeen.

“Slow and steady wins the race,” she says of her career thus far. “I see people who work really hard and don’t get a break until they’re 50, and then I see people who book the first thing they audition for and then get really busy and overworked and burned out.”
Next stop on that path? A lead role in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film, Split, out now. “I thought you were supposed to call him ‘M. Night,’ so in all my emails to him and on the phone before we met I was calling him that,” says Richardson of working with the director best known for The Sixth Sense…who goes by “Night.” “I was an idiot.”

In the film, Richardson plays a woman abducted by a man with dissoci-ative identity disorder. If this sounds a bit like 2015’s Oscar-nominated Room…. “It’s very different,” protests Richardson, unfortunately hamstrung by not wanting to give away the twist. “It’s really cool and creepy.”
When she’s not on-set, Richardson says she can be found “eating and crocheting”—usually at the same time. “Right after a meal I’m full, and then I burp and it kind of releases and I’m hungry again,” she says. “And I crochet pretty much all the time too. I always bring my yarn on-set.” (In fact, she stocks an Etsy store, called Hooked by Haley Lu, with her handicrafts.)
If you’re wondering about the “Lu” in her name, so is she. “I honestly don’t know why, but my dad came up with it,” she says. Like Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas? “Exactly!” she says. “I kind of look like her because I’ve got one of those noses with a ball at the end. If they do a remake, I could definitely play her.”

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