USA | 2017 | DCP | 104 min.
Cast: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey
The Midwest’s hidden hub of modernist architecture, Columbus, Indiana, is the striking stage for this soulful portrait of a connection between two bookish introverts. In town to care for his ill father, thirtysomething Jin befriends Casey, an equally thoughtful and directionless recent high school graduate. Acclaimed video-essayist Kogonada’s first feature matches the modernity of Columbus’s architecture with equally precise characterization and visual design. “One of the best American debuts in ages… a manifesto for a cinema in which thoughtfulness, even intellectualism, is in no way exclusive of feeling, even of passion” (Film Comment). Co-presented by Madison’s Asian-American Media Showcase.