Film Night: Columbus

  • Date

    Friday, July 10 2020

  • Time


  • Location

    Your home!

In person, architecture can move us, but it can also touch us through storytelling and the medium of film. Remember when you first saw the 1927 science-fiction film Metropolis? Or The Fountainhead with Howard Roark, the ambitious and uncompromising young architect? This summer, we’ll recommend an architecture film each Friday to jumpstart your weekend. You can watch the film on your own time by accessing it through Kanopy, YouTube, or another shared platform. Share your thoughts about the film using #aiadcSummerNights. Grab some popcorn, get comfy, and enjoy the film!


Casey (Haley Lu Richardson) lives with her mother in a little-known Midwestern town haunted by the promise of modernism. Jin (John Cho), a visitor from the other side of the world, attends to his dying father. Burdened by the future, they find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them.

"The quietly stirring, exquisitely photographed COLUMBUS is an art house gem that beautifully illuminates not only the architecture of a small Indiana town, but also the characters who inhabit it." - David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

Running Time: 105 mins

Year: 2017

Filmmakers: Kogonada

Features: Haley Lu Richardson, John Cho, Parker Posey

Organized by: Washington Architectural Foundation

Film courtesy of: Kanopy

Kanopy partners with public libraries and universities to stream entertainment without fees or commercials. You can watch everything from documentaries to instructional films to mainstream movies. Each month your library offers a limited number of play credits - that’s one credit per film to watch for free! Kanopy also provides free-credit viewing selections and, if you’re a parent, there is an entire section dedicated to kids.