Programs

Eighth Grade

The presentations on August 15th at 1:00 and 6:30 and August 22nd at 12:40 and 5:35 will be Open Captions for the hearing impared.
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school--the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school....
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BlacKkKlansman

The presentations on Wednesday, August 15th at 1:10 and 6:15 and August 22nd at 3:00 and 7:55 will be Open Captioned for the hearing impared.
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It's the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose...
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Three Identical Strangers

Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret -- a secret with radical repercussions for us all....
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Ola: Health is Everything

Celebrate National Health Center Week! Join Unity Care NW at the Pickford Film Center on Thursday, August 16 for a screening of “Ola: Health is Everything,” a documentary produced by the Hawaii Primary Care Association and the Hawaii State Department of Health. Learn how communities in Hawaii are implementing a “Culture of Health” (while enjoying some spectacular Hawaiian scenery). We are pleased to be joined by Matthew Nagato, the film’s writer, producer, and director, for a post-screening Q&A session. A...
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McQueen

A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary. Directed by Ian Bonhôte and co-directed/written by Peter Ettedgui....
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Sorry to Bother You

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of "powercalling" that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius' career raises serious red flags with his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a performance artist and minimum-wage striver who's secretly part of a Banksy-style activist collective. As his friends and co-workers organize in protest of corporate oppression, Cassius falls under the spell...
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It! The Terror from Beyond Space

Introduction by Steve Meyers.
One of the best of the medium-budgeted science fiction flicks of the 1950s, It! The Terror from Beyond Space is set in "the future" (1973, to be exact). An rescue ship travels out to Mars to retrieve the only survivor of a space probe that has experienced some sort of cataclysm. That survivor, Col Ed Carruthers (Marshall Thompson) is accused of murdering his fellow crewmen. But Ed claims that the killer was a Martian monster, and...
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Exhibition on Screen: The Impressionists

Encore Presentation
Monet, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir: some of the world’s most popular artists. Their works, and that of their contemporaries, fetch tens of millions of dollars around the globe. But who were they really? Why & how exactly did they paint? What lies behind their enduring appeal?

To help answer these questions, this unique film secured unparalleled access to a major exhibition focussing on the man credited with inventing impressionism as we know it: 19th-century Parisian art collector Paul...
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Romeo and Juliet (Royal Shakespeare Company)

RSC Live Romeo and Juliet contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with...
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Puzzle

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles, which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined....
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NY Dog Film Festival

A portion of the proceeds from each screening will be donated to the Whatcom Humane Society.
The NY Dog Film Festival will bring dog aficionados together to share a communal experience of watching short films that celebrate the remarkable bond between people and dogs. The NY Dog Film Festival celebrates the love between dogs and their people, while giving a portion of every ticket to the local animal welfare group to support their animal life-saving efforts.
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Birdman

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
Sponsored by Patricia Yust....
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NY Cat Film Festival

A portion of the proceeds from each screening will be donated to the Whatcom Humane Society.
The NY Cat Film Festival is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. For far too long, felines have been the "invisible" part of the human-animal bond and it's time to shine the spotlight on these magnificent creatures and the humans devoted to them.

Features 2 collections...
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Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh: A New Way Of Seeing

Encore Presentation
Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant film about one of the world’s most fascinating and beloved artists. Made in collaboration with the experts at the Van Gogh Museum, the film marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death....
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The Doctor from India

Sponsored by Ayurvedic Health Center & Wellness Shop.
Directed by Jeremy Frindel (One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das), The Doctor from India is the fascinating story of one man’s mission to bring the ancient healthcare system of wellness called Ayurveda from India to the West in the late 1970s. In this meditative, immersive portrait, with interviewees including Ayurvedic practitioner Deepak Chopra, Frindel documents the life and work of Dr. Vasant Lad who, fulfilling his destiny as foretold...
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Juliet, Naked

Annie (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O'Dowd) - an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life's second chances....
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The Bookshop

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to...
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The Red Pony

Presented by Bank of the Pacific
The Red Pony is an adaptation of the John Steinbeck story of the same name. Top billing goes to Myrna Loy and Robert Mitchum, but the film's true star is young Peter Miles as Tom. A lonely farm boy, Tom seeks refuge from his troublesome home life and his eternally squabbling parents (Loy and Shepperd Strudwick) through his devotion to a newborn colt. The red pony is the issue of a prize mare owned...
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Smell-O-Vision

Forte Chocolates presents the 1971 family musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Smell-O-Vision!

Feast your eyes on the classic film inspired by Roald Dahl's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and treat your taste buds to a plethora of treats in Forte's Smell-O-Vision bags, available for purchase in the lobby $5

You'll find delicious chocolates, scrumptious lollypops, edible wallpaper, bubble gum, everlasting gobstoppers, and more! Plus: GoldenTticketBars with a chance to win free chocolate...
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: A Man Called Ove

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.
Sponsored by Bellingham at Home...
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