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Cinema Savannah presents "Columbus" (USA 2017)

  • SPACE Gallery 9 West Henry Street Savannah, GA, 31401 United States (map)

October 14 (Saturday) , 5: 30 and 8 PM
(USA, 2017)
SPACE Gallery (9 West Henry St)
tix: $8 (cash only)

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 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, the film also showcases its director's striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions.  Wonderfully acted and artfully composed, Columbus balances the clean lines of architecture against the messiness of love, with tenderly moving results.  Director Kogonada is a frequent contributor toCriterion Collection and Sight and Sound magazine. Columbus was nominated for the Audience Award at the Sundance Festival and won the Grand Prize at the Boston Independent Film Festival. It is one of the highest rated 2017 releases according to Metacritic (91) and Rotten Tomatoes (98). 100 minutes.