Programs

Mad Max: Fury Road

Rocket Sci-Fi, introduction by Steve Meyers.
Filmmaker George Miller gears up for another post-apocalyptic action adventure with Fury Road, the fourth outing in the Mad Max film series. Charlize Theron stars alongside Tom Hardy (Bronson), with Zoe Kravitz, Adelaide Clemens, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley heading up the supporting cast....
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Non-Fiction (Doubles vies)

"At one point in the delightfully head-spinning comedy Non-Fiction a character declares, for everything to stay the same, everything must change. The line is a direct quotation from The Leopard, Luchino Visconti's magnificent 1963 film about an aristocratic family facing the end of an era. Non-Fiction isn't quite so epic. It's a modern-day talk fest of a sort that owes less to Visconti than it does to the great French filmmaker Eric Rohmer. But its characters, all privileged members of...
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The Biggest Little Farm

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the...
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The Dead Don’t Die

Three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert must band together to defeat the undead that are terrorizing their peaceful town.

Featuring the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch....
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The Chaperone

In this handsome period piece perfectly suited for cinephiles of all stripes, director Michael Engler (Downton Abbey, 30 Rock, Six Feet Under) and screenwriter Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park) bring a fascinating slice of pre-Hollywood history to light in a coming-of-age story centering on the relationship between the young, free-spirited and soon-to-be international screen starlet Louise Brooks (a riveting, high-intensity Haley Lu Richardson) and her tee-totalling chaperone (a wonderfully nuanced Elizabeth McGovern). On their journey from the conservative confines...
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The Audience (National Theatre Live)

Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award®-winning production of The Audience.

Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, the original broadcast returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.
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Paris to Pittsburgh

This event is sponsored by St. Paul's Creation Care Ministry, ReSources for Sustainable Communities, the Sierra Club Mt. Baker Group, and the City of Bellingham. Admission is free. Tickets must be claimed at the box office.

National Geographic's Paris to Pittsburgh highlights the impact of climate change in cities across the country and how communities, large and small, are responding.

Clare Fogelsong will also give a short talk about the "All In for Climate Action Now"...
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The Bikes of Wrath

Five Australians attempt to cycle 2600kms from Oklahoma to California in honour of the westward migration undertaken by 'The Grapes of Wrath's' Joad family. Through chance encounters with everyday Americans, the cyclists expand on the novel's core themes of migration, inequality and the perceived land of opportunity. The group explores whether America has progressed since the book was written, discussing the wealth gap, immigration and the American Dream. The fascinating people they meet along the way reveal the enduring strength...
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Carmine Street Guitars

Once the centre of the New York bohemia, Greenwich Village is now home to lux restaurants, and buzzer door clothing stores catering to the nouveau riche. But one shop in the heart of the Village remains resilient to the encroaching gentrification: Carmine Street Guitars. There, custom guitar maker Rick Kelly and his young apprentice Cindy Hulej, build handcrafted guitars out of reclaimed wood from old hotels, bars, churches and other local buildings. Nothing looks or sounds quite like a Rick...
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The River and the Wall

The River and the Wall follows five friends on a 1,200 mile journey along the US-Mexico border from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico. Riding horses, bicycles, and paddling canoes, they travel along the Rio Grande and meet with landowners, border patrol agents, congressmen on both sides of the aisle, immigrants, wildlife biologists, and folks on either side of the Rio to better understand where a physical border wall would go and the impacts it would have. The immigrant...
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The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other...
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NY Dog Film Festival 2019

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Skagit Humane Society and Whatcom Humane Society

The NY Dog Film Festival is an annual celebration of the love between dogs and their people through short films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain. The double-feature of animated, documentary and narrative shorts spreads the love traveling across the US, benefiting local animal welfare groups that bring people and pets together.

PROGRAM #1: Every...
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42nd Street

One of Broadway's most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to the big screen in the largest ever production of the show. The musical tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.

Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania and her talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh. She gets a spot in the chorus of...
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Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

VIMFF provides communities around the world with an award-winning and critically acclaimed selection of films; featuring adventure, mountain culture, and mountain sport. VIMFF Best of the Fest Tour in Bellingham will present film screenings of adventures in mountain biking, trail running, skiing, climbing and paddling from several continents.

More information on 2019's selections here....
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The Storyteller’s Seasonal

The Storyteller’s seasonal is a quarterly event that screens up to an hour with 5 min films submitted from creatives students and DIY filmmakers from the local area. Winner of the audience vote chooses the next quarterly theme and props are chosen at random.
The main focus of this event is to cultivate visual storytelling at all levels and provide a venue where storytellers can share their ideas in low pressure environment. Tickets are $5, no comps....
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General Magic

Detailing the visionary work of General Magic, a barely known tech company from the 1990s, this documentary film uncovers a Silicon Valley company who designed a smartphone-type device, complete with emojis, that was years ahead of its time. Featuring interviews and archival footage of past employees now hugely successful names in their own right, the film spotlights a timeline of technological innovation and analyzes how timing is paramount....
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Pavarotti

Created from a combination of Luciano Pavarotti’s genre-redefining performances and granted access to never-before-seen footage, the film will give audiences around the world a stunningly intimate portrait of the most beloved opera singer of all time....
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All Is True

The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father....
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NY Cat Film Festival 2019

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Whatcom Feline Alliance and Whatcom Humane Society

The annual NY Cat Film Festival is a philanthropic celebration through film of our relationship with the mysterious felines who share our world.

After a New York City premiere every December with two new programs of short films, the festival travels to dozens of cities nationwide, benefitting a local animal welfare group that works on behalf of...
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Triple Bill: Within the Golden Hour / New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Flight Pattern (Royal Opera House)

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today's leading choreographers. Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bossi and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Pite's Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses Górecki's familiar music and a large dance ensemble for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work created on The Royal Ballet by...
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