Pickford Film Center

Pickford Film Center
Located at 1318 Bay St. at the epicenter of Bellingham Arts District, Pickford Film Center offers two-screens and state of the art, high definition digital audio and visual equipment to provide you the best cinema experience available. Make yourself at home in our welcoming lobby – perfect for relaxing before the film or meeting a group of friend to discuss your favorite directors over a bottle of wine from our seasonally curated wine list. Free wi-fi, concessions that just won’t quit, and a rotating selection of the very best movies out there – PFC is the place to be!
Pickford Film Center | 1318 Bay St. | Open 30 minutes before the first showtime of the day

Now Playing at Pickford Film Center

Green Book

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Directed by Peter Farrelly, Starring: Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini & Viggo Mortensen...
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Cold War (Zimna Wojna)

Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it's the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate - an impossible love story in impossible times....
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Hump! Film Festival

HUMP! Film Festival is a travelling independent festival, tickets are not being sold at the Pickford and are available online via BoldType Tickets: PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.


The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies—each less than five minutes—all created by people who aren’t porn stars but want to be one for a weekend. Our carefully curated program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes,...
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Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

Bao – Domee Shi and Becky Neimann-Cobb, USA, 8 minutes
Late Afternoon – Louise Bagnall and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco, Ireland, 10 minutes
Animal Behaviour – Alison Snowden and David Fine, Canada, 14 minutes
Weekends – Trevor Jimenez, USA, 16 minutes
One Small Step – Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas, USA, 8 minutes
Plus a selection of additional animated shorts!

For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With...
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Born In Flames (1983)

Rocket Sci-Fi, introduction by Steve Meyers.
Meant to take place in the near future, this film looks at the rights of women under a socialist society in the U.S. -- and finds nothing has changed. Accompanied by a strong musical soundtrack, the composition of women's groups is explored -- from the most conservative to the most revolutionary. And given the events in the film, it would appear that only revolution is going to work in the future if women really...
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I’m Not Running (National Theatre)

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue?...
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Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration

Join an incredible array of singers and musicians who came together to honor one of the world’s most remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell, on her 75th birthday. The hand-selected group of peers and protégés including Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores, Graham Nash, Seal, James Taylor, Rufus Wainwright and more paid tribute to the iconic artist, performing songs from all stages of Mitchell’s...
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Capernaum

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki's Capernaum ("Chaos") tells the story of Zain (Zain al Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. Capernaum follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw) and her baby son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), being jailed for a crime, and finally,...
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Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts

Please note that some of these titles contain challenging content, sensitive people should look into the descriptions of these titles.

Madre – Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Maria del Puy Alvarado, Spain, 19 minutes
Fauve – Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon, Canada, 17 minutes
Marguerite – Marianne Farley and Marie-Helene Panisset, Canada, 19 minutes
Detainment – Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon, Ireland, 30 minutes
Skin – Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman, USA, 20 minutes

For the 14th consecutive...
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Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts

Black Sheep – Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn, UK, 27 minutes
End Game – Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, USA, 40 minutes
Lifeboat – Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser, USA, 40 minutes
A Night at the Garden – Marshall Curry, USA, 7 minutes
PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. – Rayka Zahtabchi and Melissa Berton, India, 26 minutes

For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With all three categories...
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Red Carpet Affair

You are invited to hit the Red Carpet, sip and schmooze, and mingle with the rest of Bellingham at Pickford Film Center’s annual Academy Awards viewing party - The Red Carpet Affair. This swanky benefit event sponsors PFC’s Education Fund, which provides innovative Media Literacy courses and Doc-ED documentary screenings, free to local middle school students.

The evening begins with your walk on the red carpet captured by professional photographers, butlered appetizers and hearty gourmet appetizers crafted by...
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Gravity: Science on Screen

Science on Screen begins again.
Welcome former astronaut Dr. George D. Nelson, emeritus Director of Science Mathematics, and Technology Education and Full Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Western Washington University. Presenting: "Gravity Always Wins!"
Gravity is by far the weakest and least understood of the four known forces of nature, but it is responsible for the large-scale structure of the universe; the formation, evolution and fate of galaxies, stars, and planets and your beer staying in the glass...
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Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

Electric Church tells the story of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s involvement as the headliner of the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, then hailed as the "Southern Woodstock." Jimi Hendrix was the critical component he needed to elevate the three day festival to a major cultural event. Electric Church features interviews with Hendrix’s Experience band mates Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell as well as Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Rich Robinson, Kirk Hammett, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and many...
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Masters of Asian Cinema: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

In the dead of night, a group of men - including a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor and a murder suspect - drive through the tenebrous Anatolian countryside, the serpentine roads and rolling hills lit only by the headlights of their cars. They are searching for a corpse, the victim of a brutal murder. The suspect, who claims he was drunk, can't remember where he buried the body. As the night draws on, details about the murder emerge and...
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Bellingham FIlm Annual Showcase

Film Networking Mixer from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in Pickford lobby. Showcase at 7:00 PM.

Bellingham Film, in collaboration with Film Is Truth and Talking To Crows, presents the Bellingham Film Annual Showcase and Mixer! The Showcase is a curated selection of content in a variety of film genres -- short narrative, documentary, and music videos, to name a few -- all produced in the state of Washington. The Bellingham Film Annual Showcase specifically looks for content that...
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Arctic

A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive.

Presented by Adventures NW Magazine...
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The Queen of Spades (Royal Opera House)

The penniless soldier Gherman has fallen in love with Liza, even though she is engaged to his friend Yeletsky. Gherman learns that Liza's guardian the Countess knows a winning three-card formula. Gherman determines to wrest the secret from the Countess, gain a fortune through gambling and marry Liza.

Tchaikovsky began work on The Queen of Spades in 1889. He based it on a short story by Alexander Pushkin, one of his favourite writers. He and his brother Modest (his...
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Girlfriends (1978)

The Distaff Side: Women Directors of the 70s. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

A photographer is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she has to learn how to deal with living alone. Directed by Claudia Weill.

"One of the great cinematic injustices of the late 20th century is that while Woody Allen’s name became synonymous with the neurotic artist living in...
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Everybody Knows

The film follows Laura (Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister's wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed....
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