The feature film “Columbus,” shot in town in August and starring John Cho, has been accepted for the Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance is the largest independent film festival in the country.

The movie, focusing heavily on Columbus’ noted architecture, will be among 66 in the festival — Jan. 19 to 29 — in three Utah cities, according to the event’s website at sundance.org.

The story is about a young Columbus girl (played by actress Haley Lu Richardson) deciding whether to stay in her Columbus hometown and a Korean visitor (Cho) facing the impending death of his father amid the city’s noted national Modernist design reputation.

Actor and director Robert Redford’s company founded Sundance in 1981 in an effort to attract filmmakers to Utah.

“Columbus” will be shown in a noncompetitive Sundance category, NEXT.

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