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'Columbus' film screening

  • Rice Media Center 2030 University Boulevard Houston, TX, 77030 United States (map)

Preservation Houston is partnering with Architecture Center Houston and the Houston Cinema Arts Society to present two films as part of this year's Houston Cinema Arts FestivalCitizen Jane as a matinee on Saturday, November 11, and Columbus the evening of Monday, November 13.


About Columbus
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.

Purchase your tickets ($12) online or at the box office beginning one hour before showtime
Runtime: 2 hours