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

The Lobster

In this highly imaginative, delightfully absurdist comedy from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth), Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious HOTEL while he searches for a new partner, and...
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Genius

From Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo, Skyfall) and acclaimed, Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage in his feature film debut, comes Genius, a stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe. Based on the biography "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius" by A. Scott Berg, Genius stars Colin Firth as Perkins, Jude Law as...
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Hockney

Hockney weaves together a portrait of the multifaceted artist from frank interviews with close friends and never before seen footage from his own personal archive. One of the great surviving icons of the 1960s, Hockney's career may have started with almost instant success but in private he has struggled with his art, relationships, and the tragedy of AIDS, making his optimism and sense of adventure truly uplifting. Hockney is funny, inspiring, bold and visionary....
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Weiner

Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner's catastrophic race for Mayor of New York City in 2013 is detailed in this behind-the-scenes documentary. Weiner became embroiled in his second widely publicized sexting scandal during the race, derailing his once-promising political career. Weiner is directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg and received its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival....
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Swiss Army Man

Bursting with limitless creativity in both form and content, Swiss Army Man goes from the absurd to the emotional to the whimsical to the profound and back again. Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank...
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Shakespeare LIVE! from the RSC

From the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, hosts David Tennant and Catherine Tate are joined by a host of stars for this once-in-a-lifetime event. This unmissable show features performances from Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Joseph Fiennes, Henry Goodman, David Suchet, John Lithgow and Rufus Wainwright, along with The Royal Ballet, English National Opera and many more. Together, they mark the life and work of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s...
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Chasing Niagara

Chasing Niagara follows Rafa Ortiz, a celebrated pioneer of big waterfall kayaking, as he pushes himself to the limit and redefines his sport by daring to dream the impossible - successfully descending Niagara Falls. To prepare for this highly dangerous drop, Ortiz enlists a team of fellow professional kayakers, including Rush Sturges, Evan Garcia, and Tyler Bradt, to help him train and document the process. As they take on lightning fast rapids and massive waterfalls in exotic locales, they soon...
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Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in his Own Words

It is only fitting that a comet and a mollusk are named in Frank Zappa’s honor. The famed American musician, composer, and thinker created satirical, operatic interpretations of music that seemed to originate from another world.

Thorsten Schütte’s film is a sharply edited and energetic celebration of Zappa through his public persona, allowing us to witness his shifting relationship with audiences. Utilizing potent TV interviews and many forgotten performances from his 30-year career, we are immersed into the...
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Our Kind of Traitor

While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry and Gail, befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima, who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French...
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The Iron Giant

In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes' Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine....
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Northwest Heat Music Video Festival 2016 Finals

Join us for Northwest Heat's 3rd Annual Music Video Festival and our Closing Night Awards Show to celebrate the best in music videos from around the country! Closing Night features a 2nd screening of the festival's 2016 Official Selection. Presented by FilmFreeway, What's Up Magazine, and Northwest Grip Studios. $5 admission to Closing Night. Festival passes are also available at "http://www.northwestheatfestival.com/">http://www.northwestheatfestival.com...
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MEEKER: The Epic

A narrative short film series, MEEKER The Epic follows one man's journey as he sets out to save life as we know it...  all while jamming out on Ukulele and traveling the galaxy, barefoot.  Shot in L.A., Hawaii, and beyond!...
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Hamlet (Royal Shakespeare Co.)

Hamlet has the world at his feet. He’s young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning to Denmark, he finds reality utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order, he faces a stark choice: submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality....
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Gurukulam

Presented by 3 Oms Yoga

Gurukulam is a rich and engrossing documentary about a way of life that is rooted in ancient texts and wisdom. Listen to the stories and short teachings... you can apply the lessons to live a more fulfilling life whether you reside in a major metropolitan bustling city in the West or a tranquil village in the Himalayan foothills.”, Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, Best Selling Author & Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School...
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Nuts!

NUTS! is a feature length documentary [directed by Penny Lane] about Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in Depression-era America with a goat testicle impotence cure and a million watt radio station.

Using animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and a hilariously unreliable narrator, NUTS! traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth and influence in Depression-era America.

Along the way, he transplants tens of thousands of...
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The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals

"The Bathrooms Are Coming"?  "Diesel Dazzle"?  "Got to Investigate Silicones"?  When Letterman writer Steve Young began finding obscure corporate musicals while gathering albums for the "Dave's Record Collection" segment, he had no idea of the journey he was beginning.  Now, twenty years and one book later, Steve is the world's authority on the bizarrely entertaining shows created for company conventions and sales meetings from the 1950’s to the 1980’s.  He's been a guest on NPR's "Fresh Air" and Dave Letterman's...
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La Favorita (All’Opera)

Director: Donato Renzetti
Music: Gaetano Donzieti

John Osborn plays the role of Fernando, a young postulant who has fallen in love with the “favorite” mistress of the King of Castile, Alfonso XI. Illustrated by a beautiful libretto, this love triangle unfolds in Spain during the power struggles between church and state and their uprisings. Veronica Simeoni fully and intensely embodies Leonora de Guzman, never overplaying but with incredible sensibility.

Once the truth is discovered, the explosion of...
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The Congressman

Maine Congressman Charlie Winship has had a bad day. After being caught on video failing to stand and recite the pledge of allegiance with the other members, he punches out another colleague, is confronted by his angry ex-wife, and later bashes one of the most cherished patriotic symbols in America. As his life spirals out of control, Charlie embarks on a journey to a remote island in his district whose eccentric inhabitants are in the middle of a shooting war...
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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamor, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!...
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Captain Fantastic

Opening Night Special Guests - Tania Kupczak, Set Decorator and Andy Spletzer, Script Coordinator 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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