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

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