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Sunday Movie: 1:00pm April 8 at the BCP Theater - "Columbus" (2017 - USA)


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"The Clubhouse" in the BCP Hex Room has food and drink - including popcorn available for purchase.  These items may be taken into the theater, but please clean up after yourselves so we don't have to hire a janitor.     
There is no admission charge, but we do ask for donations to support BCP and the Film Club program. 

Upcoming Films:
  • April 15 - The Florida Project (USA - 2017)
  • April 22 - A Fish Called Wanda (British/American - 1988)
  • April 29 - To the Arctic - IMAX Documentary (USA - 2012)
This week's movie: 

Sunday, April 8 @ 1:00pm - Columbus (USA - 2017)    1 hour, 44 minutes

Ratings:  7.3 - IMDB,  98% - Rotten Tomatoes, 3.5/4 - Roger Ebert  

From CommonSenseMedia.org: 
COLUMBUS is set in the small Indiana town that's known for its modernist architectural treasures. Jin (John Cho), the adult son of an internationally renowned Korean architect, arrives in the area because his father was hospitalized while in town to give a lecture. Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), meanwhile, is an intellectually curious 19-year-old local who works at the library (one of the town's architectural gems) instead of going away to college because she doesn't want to leave her mother (Michelle Forbes), a recovering meth addict. Jin and Casey meet shortly after she spots him outside the hospital, where her mom works. The two begin to meet up and tour Columbus' famous architectural spots while discussing their fraught relationships with their parents, higher education, philosophy, and the future. Their touching, platonic relationship leads to revelations for them both.
Visually gorgeous, this exceptionally acted indie drama is a compelling character study as well as a love letter to a town that boasts some of the United States' most important architecture. After scene-stealing supporting performances in Edge of Seventeen and Split, Richardson does a beautiful job in a leading role, capturing Casey's intelligence, concern over her mother, and frustration that she's a bit stuck without a college education. But the emotion that's a true revelation is Casey's awe, which Richardson conveys every time Casey looks at (or, more accurately, meditates on) the amazing architecture around her -- particularly the Deborah Berke-designed Irwin Union Bank, whose drive-through features a gorgeous glass canopy. Casey shares her love of architecture with Jin, who admits he doesn't know much about it, despite his father's prominence. What Jin does want to know isn't the "tour guide talk," but how Casey feels about the architecture. Once she starts sharing, neither of them can stop, even though their time together includes a fair amount of companionable silence (and reflecting on their surroundings).
Director (and writer and editor) Kogonada is best known for visual essays or supercuts that explain the genius of auteurs; if Columbus is any indication, he has the talent to perhaps someday join his former subjects. The symmetry (or asymmetry) of nearly every shot is meticulous, highlighting the beauty of Columbus' architecture, whether it's award winning and historical, or, in the case of Casey's house, a lower-middle-class rambler.

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David van Harn

Curator, Boquete Film Club

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