CineCulture will present “Columbus” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in the Peters Education Center Auditorium at the Student Recreation Center (5010 N. Woodrow Ave.). Producer Andrew Miano will lead the post-screening discussion.

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, Korean director Kogonada’s debut film “Columbus” unfolds as a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation. With strong supporting actors Parker Posey, Rory Culkin and Michelle Forbes, “Columbus” also reveals its director’s striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions.

This presentation is sponsored by Darden Architects. “Columbus” is an hour and 44 minutes in length, in English and Korean with English subtitles.

The full spring screening lineup will be announced soon. All CineCulture events screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is free after 4 p.m. on Fridays. INFO: Dr. Mary Husain at