THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF JULY, AND DURING THE OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE JULY WEEKEND, WE’RE PARTNERING WITH ACMI TO HOST MODERNISM AT THE MOVIES—A BILL OF FILMS THAT EXPLORE THE WORLD OF MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE IN AUSTRALIA AND ACROSS THE USA.
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.
ACMI Cinemas, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne
Time & Date
Sunday 8 July, 7pm
Friday 27 July, 8.10pm
Saturday 28 July, 7.45pm
ACMI Members $12 –
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