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“…a love letter to movies themselves: the sense of majesty they can capture and the strange little worlds they allow us to discover.” (New York Observer)

“Columbus is a feast for the eyes, but its more lasting impression is on the heart.” (IndieWire)

Jin (John Cho, Star Trek, Grandma) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana—a city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings—after his architect father falls into a coma during a speaking tour. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson, The Edge of Seventeen, The Bronze), a young architecture enthusiast with a troubled home life. 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 ailing mother. This remarkably assured debut from director Kogonada unfolds as a gently drifting and deeply absorbing conversation. A surprise hit at Sundance, Columbus “is a charming and beautiful indie debut.” (Entertainment Weekly)

Tickets: $8 (members), $13 (nonmembers)

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