Columbus officials excited about ‘Columbus’ movie

Columbus tourism officials are excited about a new film featuring the city that premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

The film, also called “Columbus,” was shot in and around the city last summer and prominently features the world-famous Columbus architecture.

Early reviews of the Columbus movie have been positive. Jordan Hoffman of Vanity Fair called the film “an architecture appreciation symposium grafted onto the skeleton of a fairly typical Sundance drama.”

The film stars John Cho of Star Trek fame and Haley Lu Richardson.

The Sundance Film Festival, held each year in Park City, Utah, is the country’s largest festival for independent films. Columbus premiered on Sunday and a delegation of local officials including Mayor Jim Lienhoop attended the festival and the screening.