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

Our Little Sister

Three sisters Sachi, Yoshino and Chika live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father absent from the family home for the last 15 years dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings....
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Florence Foster Jenkins

Set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her "husband" and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public...
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Captain Fantastic

Opening Night Special Guests - Tania Kupczak, Set Decorator and Andy Spletzer, Script Supervisor will be in attendance for a pre-screening reception and Q+A's.

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father (Viggo Mortensen) devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent....
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Measure for Measure (Globe on Screen)

Total Runtime is about 2 hours 52 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission.

Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, disgusted by the immorality in his city, announces his withdrawal from public life and leaves his deputy, the puritanical Angelo, in charge. Angelo, in his zeal for observing the letter of the law, begins a ruthless programme to stamp out sexual licence, in the course of which he condemns one Claudio to death. Surely Claudio’s virginal sister Isabella, a novice nun seeking...
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Dog Power

Featuring a selection of Adventure Short Films and a screening of Dog Power

Dog Power introduces audiences to the incredible and relatively unknown world of dog-powered sports. This powerful 33 minute documentary features first-of-it's-kind footage of the best in the world racing in canicross, bikejoring, scooterjoring, skijoring, pulka racing, cart and sprint sled dog racing. DP1 follows Team USA co-captain Kale Casey's journey as a beginning musher all the way to the highest levels of international sprint racing competition....
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Southside with You

Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's first date, SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor....
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5PointFilm Festival: Youth Adventure Program

Join us for a high-energy Youth Adventure Program of ten short films that that all ages will enjoy! The films include animations alongside funny and inspiring films about kids climbing, biking, and working to save the environment. Kids and parents alike are welcome as we wheel into our Saturday with flair and enjoy being not-quite-grown-up just yet. Stick around for free Acme ice cream, an awesome bike clinic with RRAD, face painting, and more following the Youth Adventure Program.
The program will end with...
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Kensho at the Bedfellow

Join us for a reception before the film at 5:30p and a Q&A after the film, moderated by Bellingham's own Julia Raider as she interviews her brother on the making of Kensho.

Playwright turned doorman of The Bedfellow Hotel, Dan Bender is reeling from the death of his little sister. In a sex-and-drug filled odyssey through Manhattan, his desperate search for fulfillment reunites him with a childhood love and ultimately, catalyzes a consciousness-expanding journey of self-discovery.

Kensho recently won TWO Best...
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Miss Sharon Jones

When Sharon Jones was booked for her first show in Bellingham but her band was delayed by weather, the tiny-but-mighty soul dynamo didn’t miss a beat--she took the stage with the openers as her impromptu backing band and burned the place down. At barely five feet tall, Jones is a powerhouse onstage--where she gives Tina Turner’s famous shimmy a run for its money--and a woman not to be trifled with in any context. When Jones was diagnosed with cancer in...
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Merchant of Venice (Globe on Screen)

Total Runtime is about 2 hours 52 minutes
Part 1 – 01:34:56
Intermission – 15mins
Part 2 - 01:01:37

Portia, a wealthy heiress of Belmont, is forced to set her suitors a challenge. The winner will win her hand in marriage; the losers will lose her hand and much more. In Venice, the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt, Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his attempt. Antonio, in turn, takes out a loan from the...
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TED Talks: Education Revolution

ED Talks: Education Revolution, with Baratunde Thurston co-hosting with actor and Tony Award-winning singer Sara Ramirez, focuses on how education is changing to adapt to our new digital world, examining what the classroom might look like in the future and the impact of online teaching. The program features talks from innovators in the field of education, including Sal Khan and Victor Rios. We also take a deep dive into the problems of the school-to-prison pipeline with a TED Talk from...
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One More Time With Feeling

A unique one night only cinema event directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly), One More Time With Feeling will be the first ever opportunity anyone will have to hear Skeleton Tree, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. The film will screen in cinemas across the world on 8th September 2016, immediately prior to the release of Skeleton Tree the following day.
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The Innocents (Les innocentes)

Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters' fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their...
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Based on the book Matilda, by British children's author Roald Dahl, this film moves the setting from the U.K. to the U.S.; otherwise it follows the original closely. Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents (Danny DeVito and real-life wife Rhea Perlman), who quite cruelly ignore her. As she grows older, she begins to discover that she has telekinetic powers. Not until a teacher shows her...
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You’re Lookin’ at Country: Tough Love (Parenting Edition)

Forget Dr. Spock! For the sake of the children, we urge you to attend this master class in parenting, with tuneful tips culled from classic video performances by child-rearing experts including Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, and the late, great Merle Haggard. These trad-country deities have much wisdom to impart about the the dreadful dichotomy between how perfect their own mothers and fathers were, and yet, how horribly they went wrong in raising their own young'uns. So join us...
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Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley!

This dazzling interpretation of the hit Tim Rice - Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera tells the story of Christ's (Ted Neeley) final weeks in a bold and epic production. Shot entirely on location in Israel, producer-director Norman Jewison creates a brilliant example of modern movie making with groundbreaking vision and the unforgettable songs of Rice and Webber. Nominated for several Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress, this legendary classic is coming back to Pickford Film...
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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The...
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The Day the Earth Caught Fire

The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961) is one of the best sci-fi apocalyptic movies ever made, and one with eerie echoes of today’s science. The Earth is warming up, getting closer to the sun, and nuclear bomb tests are sealing our doom. Leave to our journalistic heroes (Edward Judd, Leo McKern) to get the story and tell the people what is really going on. An unusually absorbing script and superb cast (including a young Michael Caine...
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Richard II (Globe on Screen)

Ruling by divine right, but himself ruled by caprice, King Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke and seizes his father’s vast estates. While Richard is distracted by a rebellion in Ireland, Bolingbroke returns to England, intent on recovering his rightful property and, with the support of his disgruntled peers, perhaps seizing the crown itself.
Dazzlingly eloquent and ceremonious, Richard II invests a weak and self-dramatising man with tragic status and represents Shakespeare’s most searching exploration of the meaning of kingship and the...
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Older than Ireland

Older Than Ireland is a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish centenarians.
Directed by Alex Fegan, Older Than Ireland explores each centenarian’s journey, from their birth at the dawn of Irish independence to their life as a centenarian in modern day Ireland. Reflecting on such key events as the day they got their first pair of shoes, the thrill of their first kiss, from...
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