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.