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

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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The Hollars

A man (John Krasinski) returns home to his dysfunctional family after learning that his mother (Margo Martindale) has a brain tumor....
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London Road

An affecting docudrama about the Ipswich neighborhood where five women were murdered in six weeks in 2006. The film--which began its life as a critically acclaimed play at London’s National Theatre--has a script assembled entirely from interviews with area residents, police, media and sex workers. It is their story, told literally in their own words. An impressive feat, to be sure, but made even more compelling when you consider that London Road is no dry dramatization, but instead the most...
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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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A View fom the Bridge (National Theatre)

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.
The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for...
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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in...
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Prison Dogs

Featuring a Skype Q+A with Director Geeta Gandbhi after the filmr

A film that explores the power of the bond between humans and animals, and the gift of a second chance,

In the bleak setting of New York's sprawling Fishkill Correctional Facility, the inmates describe prison as a place of sadness and despair. Often serving long sentences for crimes that haunt them, they struggle daily to find a way to pay their debts to society. Redemption comes...
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The Lovers and the Despot

The Lovers and the Despot tells the story of young, ambitious South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee, who met and fell in love in 1950s post-war Korea. In the 70s, after reaching the top of Korean society following a string of successful films, Choi was kidnapped in Hong Kong by North Korean agents and taken to meet Kim Jong-il. While searching for Choi, Shin also was kidnapped, and following five years of imprisonment, the couple was...
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Danny Says

Once dubbed the underground "mayor of New York," Danny Fields (née Feinberg) has played a pivotal role in the music and culture of the late 20th century, working for The Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, and Nico, and managing groundbreaking artists like The Stooges, MC5 and The Ramones. Danny Says follows Fields from Harvard Law dropout, to "hippie yenta" at Warhol's Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to punk pioneer and beyond. Led by Fields' hilariously droll commentary and...
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Call of the Ice

Leaving everything behind to live in Greenland as an Inuit hunter, alone in the heart of the polar winter, battling with the Arctic ice pack and its laws. Mike Magidson, an American-born film director, has lived in France for 20 years. Despite being raised with all the comforts that the modern society has to offer, constantly connected to his IPhone, he makes the decision to take on a unique challenge: attempting to survive over a period of several weeks, alone...
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Don’t Blink – Robert Frank

Robert Frank is gloriously notorious. He is the groundbreaking photographer of The Americans; the iconoclastic director of Pull My Daisy and Cocksucker Blues; a difficult (almost impossible) interview subject; a rejecter of wealth and celebrity; a man whose ‘sympathies were with people who struggled,’ who has a ‘mistrust of people who made the rules.’

He was also a father to a daughter, Andrea, and a son, Pablo, who both died young. His work is emotional and impulsive. Filmmaker Richard...
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Gleason

Presented by The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter

The hit documentary from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival goes inside the life of Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints defensive back who, at the age of 34, was diagnosed with ALS and given a life expectancy of two to five years. Weeks later, Gleason found out his wife, Michel, was expecting their first child. A video journal that began as a gift for his unborn son expands to chronicle...
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Hooligan Sparrow

When a Chinese elementary school principal who raped six of his students seems poised to receive a light sentence, famed women's rights advocate Ye Haiyan (AKA Hooligan Sparrow) leads a group of activists in a protest--a move that could end with each participant's arrest. As filmmaker Nanfu Wang films the demonstration and its aftermath, she becomes embroiled in the government's effort to harass and intimidate everyone associated with the protest. After being threatened by angry mobs, chased by police, and...
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The Bad Kids

Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California’s alternative schools for students at risk of dropping out. Every student here has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school. Black Rock is their last chance.

The Bad Kids is an observational documentary that chronicles one extraordinary principal’s mission to realize the potential of these students whom the...
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Embrace

Presented by Electric Beet Juice Company

Embrace is told from the point of view of Taryn as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her affable and effervescent style, Taryn bares all (literally) to explore the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find solutions.

After 24 months of travelling, interviewing,...
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In Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in the United States and the world. There are immigrants from every country in South America, Mexico, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and China. Some are citizens, some have green cards, some are without documents. The people who live in Jackson Heights, in their cultural, racial and ethnic diversity, are representative of the new wave of immigrants to America. 167 languages are spoken in Jackson...
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The C Word

Narrated by Morgan Freeman. A personal, important, surprising, and funny documentary about the industries of death that give us cancer, and the unheralded science of prevention....
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Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping

90% of the goods we consume in the West are manufactured in far-off lands and brought to us by ship. The cargo shipping industry is a key player in world economy and forms the basis of our very model of modern civilisation; without it, it would be impossible to fulfil the ever-increasing demands of our societies. Yet the functioning and regulations of this business remain largely obscure to many, and its hidden costs affect us all. Ffreight ships no longer...
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Breaking a Monster

Breaking a Monster begins as the three members of band Unlocking the Truth are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends play begins as the three members of band Unlocking the Truth are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing a blend of heavy metal and speed punk in Times Square - often drawing substantial crowds. They take on a manager: a 70- year-old industry veteran. With his guidance they are soon on their way to a 1.8 million...
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Mad Hot Ballroom

Documentary filmmaker Marilyn Agrelo chronicles the lives of several New York City schoolchildren as they get ready for a dancing competition sponsored by the nonprofit group American Ballroom Theater. As the finals of the competition near, the students -- ranging in age from 10 to 11 and coming from both poor and affluent neighborhoods -- make their transformation from reticent novices to confident contestants versed in the Latin styles of foxtrot, merengue and rumba....
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