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20th Annual Ebertfest: COLUMBUS

April 20, 2018

Date/Time(s): Friday, April 20, 2018, 12:00pm
Seating: General Admission
Tickets: $15 Standard /$13 Seniors (55 and up)
Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)

 

 

COLUMBUS
2017
104 min
Not Rated

Special guests: Kogonada, director; Andrew Miano, producer; and Ruth Ann Harnisch, EP

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 architecture and many modernist buildings. COLUMBUS is also a showcase for its director’s (Kogonada) striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions, from reluctance to love.

Sheila O’Malley wrote on rogerebert.com: ‘Watching the film is almost like feeling the muscles in your eyes shift, as you look up from reading a book to stare out at the ocean. From the very first shot, it’s clear that the buildings will be essential. They are a part of the lives unfolding in their shadows. Sometimes it almost seems like they are listening.’

‘There is a story in Columbus. What is remarkable is how intense it is, given the stillness and quiet of Kogonada’s style, and the focus with which he films the buildings.’

‘Columbus is a movie about the experience of looking, the interior space that opens up when you devote yourself to looking at something, receptive to the messages it might have for you. Movies (the best ones anyway) are the same way. Looking at something in a concentrated way requires a mind-shift. Sometimes it takes time for the work to even reach you, since there’s so much mental ballast in the way. The best directors point to things, saying, in essence: ‘Look.’ I haven’t been able to get Columbus out of my mind.’

 

 

 


 

EBERTFEST 2018 FILM SCHEDULE

 

THE FUGITIVE
Wednesday, April 18 // 7pm
130 mins
Rated PG-13
Special guest: Andrew Davis, director

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INTERSTELLAR
Thursday, April 19 // 12pm
169 mins
70mm
Rated PG-13

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SELENA
Thursday, April 19 // 4pm
128 min
Rated PG
Special guest: Gregory Nava, director

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 BELLE
Thursday, April 19 // 8:30pm
105 min
Rated PG
Special guest: Amma Asante, director

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COLUMBUS
Friday, April 20 // 12:00pm
104 min
Not rated
Special guests: Kogonada, director; Andrew Miano, producer; and Ruth Ann Harnisch, EP

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 A PAGE OF MADNESS, with Alloy Orchestra
Friday, April 20 // 3:30pm
78 min
Not rated
Special guest: Alloy Orchestra, live accompaniment

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 AMERICAN SPLENDOR

Friday, April 20 // 8:30pm
101 mins
Rated R

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13TH
Saturday, April 21 // 10:30am
100 mins
Rated (TV) MA
Special guest: Ava DuVernay, director

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DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST
Saturday, April 21 // 2:30pm
113 min
Rated PG
Special guest: Julie Dash, director

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RAMBLING ROSE
Saturday, April 21 // 5:30pm
115 min
Rated R
Special guest: Martha Coolidge, director

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THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Saturday, April 21 // 9:30pm
119 mins
Rated R
Special guest: Jeff Dowd, ‘The Dude’

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 RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD
Sunday, April 22 // 12:00pm
103mins
Not rated

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Details

Date:
April 20, 2018
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Venue

Virginia Theatre
203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Phone:
217.356.9063
Website:
https://thevirginia.org/