Programs

The Leisure Seeker

The film stars Academy Award-winner (R) Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner (R) Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, travelling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end....
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Finding Your Feet

Filled with grand, old British charm is this feel-good film about discovering it’s never too late to start again.
When 'Lady' Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton, Pride) finds out her husband of 40 years (John Sessions, Florence Foster Jenkins) is having an affair with her best friend, she struggles to deal with ‘the shame of her predicament’ and seeks refuge with her estranged, older sister, Bif (Celia Imrie, Bridget Jones’s Baby), who lives on an innercity council estate. The two could...
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Outside In

After serving 20 years for the crime of essentially being in the wrong place at the wrong time, 38-year-old Chris (Jay Duplass) is granted early parole thanks largely to the tireless advocacy of Carol (Edie Falco), his former high-school teacher. As he struggles with the challenges of navigating the modern world as an ex-con, and with a fraught relationship with his brother Ted (Ben Schwartz), Chris ends up confessing his romantic love for Carol - a love that, given her...
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Foxtrot

Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life's unfathomable twists - a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son....
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Back To Burgundy

Three siblings reunite at their home in picturesque Burgundy to save the family vineyard in this tender tale of a new generation finding its own unique blend from acclaimed director Cédric Klapisch (L'Auberge Espagnole). Jean (Pio Marmaï), the black sheep of the family, unexpectedly returns home from a decade abroad to reconnect with his hospitalized father. He's welcomed by his strong-willed sister, Juliette (Ana Girardot), who took over the reins of the vineyard after their father fell ill, and Jeremie...
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DOUBLE FEATURE: The Devil & Father Amorth PLUS The Exorcist (1973)

When he made his 1973 classic, The Exorcist, William Friedkin had never seen an exorcism. For decades he wondered how close he had come to reality. So, last May, he followed “the Dean of Exorcists” as he fought to expel Satan from an Italian woman.

This ticket is for a double feature:

THE DEVIL & FATHER AMORTH
The documentary explores an exorcism performed in 2016 by the Vatican’s Father Gabriele Amorth. Friedkin was nominated for an Academy Award...
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The Death of Stalin

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and...
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Around The World Under The Sea

Only $3 Admission. Introductions by Steve Meyers!
Ivan Tors Productions, the firm responsible for such aquatic TV delights as Sea Hunt and Flipper, was the prime mover behind MGM's Around the World Under the Sea. The official stars include Lloyd Bridges, Shirley Eaton, Brian Kelly, David McCallum, Keenan Wynn, Marshall Thompson, and Gary Merrill. The real stars are underwater photographer Lamar Bowen, diving-sequence director Ricou Browning, and the folks in Tors' special effects department. The plot concerns a series of...
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Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

Sixteen years after the release of the ground-breaking film Rivers and Tides - Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist. Leaning into the Wind - Andy Goldsworthy follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work it becomes at the same time even more fragile and personal and also sterner...
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Carmen (Royal Opera House)

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen...
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Man on Wire

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
August 7, 1974. A young French man named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire suspended between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. He danced on this wire for an hour with no safety net before he was arrested for what has become to be known as the "artistic crime of the century."
Sponsored by Vicki Klees....
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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

Fred Beckey is the original American "Dirtbag" climber whose name has evoked mystery, adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. Beckey's stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake. The groundbreaking life story of this rebel athlete, who inspired generations of climbers to head for the mountains with his monumental first ascents and eloquent books, is told for the first...
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Beasts of the Southern Wild (Science on Screen)

Presentation by Robert Binschadler Subject: Taming Bigfoot
Tickets are FREE, available only at the box office.
Introduction will have sign language interpreter and film will be open captioned!
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm...
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The Storyteller’s Seasonal: Spring Edition

The Storyteller’s seasonal is a quarterly event that Screens up to an hours worth 3 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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Dinner Rush (Cinema Thyme)

Film begins at 6:30pm, but please join us at 6pm for appetizers and drinks.
Tickets: $110 for Pickford Film Center members, $125 for non-members.
Tickets are no-longer sold by a lottery, they are available on a first-come, first-served basis so book now! Seating is very limited.

About the movie, Dinner Rush:
One unlucky evening, Louis Cropa (Danny Aiello), a part-time bookmaker, discovers that his restaurant has become a hotbed of conflicting characters. In addition to having to please...
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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during WWII, Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr, decides to exact revenge. At night, after shooting her scenes on set, she works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo Nazi U-Boats with deadly accuracy. Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology. The secret communication system she creates is groundbreaking and eventually changes the...
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Julius Caesar (National Theatre)

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him...
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The Lady Eve

Beauty, Brains & Know-How: Screwball Comedy in the Glamour Age, curated and presented by Janice Findley, Film History and Film Music History teacher at Seattle Film Institute. Featuring behind the scenes insight from industry professionals!

The Lady Eve will feature a presentation on gowns and costuming by Mark Mitchell



In Preston Sturges' comedy, Henry Fonda stars as Charles Pike, the son of a beer magnate who becomes the target of the father-daughter team of card sharps...
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Metropolis (With Live Musical Score)

Live musical score by Retrofuturenow!
Experience Fritz Lang's 1927 masterpiece with a live electronic performance. Retrofuturenow uses vintage synthesizers and drum machines to create a 1980's style synthwave sound. The intended effect is equal parts engaging, jarring, and delightfully ridiculous. Join us for a truly unique and exciting retro experience! General admission is $15, $12 for members....
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Almost Famous

Presented by the Chuckanut Writers Conference

Join us for a pre-screening reception before the film including themed beverages by Sara Galactica, snacks, and interactive writing prompts. Your ticket includes one beverage.

Set in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the...
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