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The 23rd Annual BUGS BUNNY FILM FESTIVAL takes place February 16–25, featuring three different programs with all your favorite Looney Tunes characters! Click for details…

The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

Reviews for ‘Columbus’

columbus-poster-2“A portrait of a rare and beautiful connection.” – Angie Han, Slash Film

“Makes you look at the hard edges of the world a little differently.” – Jesica Kiang, The Playlist

“An assured and hypnotic debut from director Kogonada.” – Geoff Berkshire, Variety

“Visionary. Few films glow as brightly with the gemlike fire of precocious genius.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“The most distinctive feature film debut I have seen in a long time.” – James Verniere, Boston Herald

“The filmmaking choices here exhibit a bone-deep understanding of visual storytelling that’s remarkable for a first-timer.” – Sean Burns, The Artery

★★★½ “A formal tour-de-force.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“As delicately beautiful a film as you’re likely to see.” – Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects

“What’s remarkable about this wondrously assured debut is that technique never overwhelms feeling, in part because Kogonada makes the two seem inextricably, harmoniously linked.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

★★★½ “Few contemporary American films operate on this level of aesthetic precision. In a first feature, yet.” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

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Premiere Engagement!

Filmmaker in Attendance at Sunday’s 4:30 & 7:15 Shows!

Friday, September 8 – Thursday, September 14

COLUMBUS (2017) dir Kogonada w/John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, Michelle Forbes [100 min; DCP]
When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (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 (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 writer/director/editor 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.

Official Selection
Independent Film Festival Boston 2017

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Friday 9/8
at 4:30 7:00 9:30 PM
Saturday 9/9
at 12:00 2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 PM
Sunday 9/10
at 2:00 4:30* 7:15* 10:00 PM *Filmmaker Q+A
Monday 9/11
at 3:30 PM (canceled)
Tuesday 9/12
at 3:30 9:30 PM
Wednesday 9/13
at 8:30 PM
Thursday 9/14
at 3:00 5:00 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats here.

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