Tuckman Media

John Cho
Haley Lu Richardson
Parker Posey
Michelle Forbes
Rory Culkin

COLUMBUS: USA 2016, Digital, Color, English, NR, 104 min


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.