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.
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.