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City Of Columbus Plays ‘Lead Character’ In New Film

Actors, producers and Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.) turned out Thursday night for a premiere of the new film “Columbus.”

Columbus is known for its modern architecture, which plays a large role in the new film. In the movie, a Columbus native sparks up a friendship with a visitor and begins sharing parts of her community.

Haley Lu Richardson stars in the movie with John Cho. Richardson says it’s unlike any project she’s worked on.

“I feel like the things I learned in this one were like all creative because it was such a creative, inspiring set to be on and people to work with,” Richardson says.

Erin Hawkins, the Director of Marketing with the Columbus Area Visitor’s Center, says architecture plays a central role in the story.

“It’s not just the backdrop in this film, it’s almost like a third, lead character in the film,” Hawkins says.

The movie premiered at YES Cinema in Columbus, which will continue showings throughout the month. Showings are scheduled in multiple Indiana cities over the next few weeks including in Bloomington, Indianapolis, Nashville, Fort Wayne and Lafayette.

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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.

For more on this story and the new film, click on the video.

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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.

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