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

Love and Friendship

Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely....
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A Bigger Splash

Rock legend Marianne Lane is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue....
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Cinderella (All’Opera)

La Cenerentola (Cinderella)

Director: Alejo Perez, Emma Dante
Music: Gioacchino Rossini

The folk tale known throughout the world, written by Charles Perrault, but made popular by the Brothers Grimm, was brought to life on stage in 1817 when Rossini created his own adaptation of the story in only 24 days. Set in the early Opera Buffa period, Cinderella is a jubilant masterpiece charged with magical delight. As one of Rossini’s best-known operas, it’s characterized by everyday settings, local...
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As I Am: The Life and Times of DJ AM

As I AM: the Life and Time$ of DJ AM covers the mash-up pioneer's
meteoric rise to superstardom, his long-running struggle with drug addiction, titanic efforts to help others in
recovery, tabloid romances with models and actresses, top-shelf endorsement deals, appearances in blockbuster
films and TV shows like Iron Man 2 and Entourage, and miraculously surviving a fiery plane crash with Blink 182
drummer Travis Barker a little less than a year before his controversial and untimely death in 2009....
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Blue Velvet – 30th Anniversary!

College student Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) returns home after his father has a stroke. When he discovers a severed ear in an abandoned field, Beaumont teams up with detective's daughter Sandy Williams (Laura Dern) to solve the mystery. They believe beautiful lounge singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini) may be connected with the case, and Beaumont finds himself becoming drawn into her dark, twisted world, where he encounters sexually depraved psychopath Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper)....
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Science on Screen: The Royal Tenenbaums

Tickets are free, available at the box office only. There will be a chunk of tickets reserved at the door.

6:00 Presentation by Jeanette Farrell: "Hell of a Damn Grave. Wish it Were Mine." The Royal Tenenbaums and the Problem of Narcissism.
7:00 Screening of Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums

About the Speaker: Jeanette is a writer and psychiatrist in private practice in Seattle. She is on the clinical faculty in the University of Washington Department of...
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Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made – Double Feature

The true, decades-spanning tale of the greatest fan film ever made.

After Steven Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film. They finished every scene...except one; the film's explosive airplane set piece.

Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast...
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Only Yesterday (Takahata Isao)

Introduced by Jeff Purdue

Only Yesterday has been a long sought after holy grail film for many years since it is the only Ghibli film never to get a DVD release in the US. And that’s too bad, because it’s one of the best. The story features a 27 year old woman, Taeko, who is about to leave for vacation (unusually, to work on a farm), which prompts her to remember incidents from when she was 11...
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Why Not Home?

Set on a journey by her own experience with birth, filmmaker and nurse practitioner Jessicca Moore gains access to a previously untold story; doctors and nurses who attend hospital birth and chose to have their own children at home. With these colleagues and experts she explores what is known and unknown about safety and the experience of birth in America....
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Maggie’s Plan

Maggie Hardin (Greta Gerwig) is a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working in education, who without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), an anthropology professor and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time, and adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in an unhappy marriage with Georgette Harding (Julianne Moore), an ambitious academic who is driven...
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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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Queen Mimi

Marie “Mimi” Haist defied her adulterous husband and moved onto the streets in her 50s, living in parking lots and doorways until finding her “home” one stormy night between rows of washers in a Californian laundromat. Encouraged to stay by a more than generous laundry owner, Mimi’s ‘the past is the past’ philosophy endeared her to regular fluff and fold clients and, after more than 20 years, Mimi has made some unlikely friends, ranging from local loves to Hollywood A-listers...
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T Rex

An intimate coming-of-age story about a new kind of American heroine. For the first time ever, women’s boxing is included in the 2012 Olympics. Fighting for gold from the U.S. is Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, just 17 years old, and by far the youngest competitor. From the hard knock streets of Flint, Michigan, Claressa is undefeated and utterly confident. Her fierceness extends beyond the ring. She protects her family at any cost, even when their instability and addictions threaten to derail...
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Time to Choose

Oscar-winning documentary director Charles Ferguson turns his lens to address global climate change in a new film showing the breadth of the climate challenge, the power of solutions already available, and the remarkable people working to save our planet - from American farmers and African villagers to Indonesian anti-corruption officials and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs....
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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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Dark Horse

An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse....
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Superman + Mole Men

Presented by Rocket Donuts

This adventure was the pilot for the original Adventures of Superman television series. Starring George Reeves as the invincible hero, the film tells the tale of how Clark Kent and Lois Lane travel to a small town to write a story on the world's deepest oil well. When they find out that it is really a tunnel for the title creatures, Superman must save the day.

With an introduction by PFC's Steve Meyers!...
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Desert Cathedral

With Filmmaker Lucas Senger in attendance!

Desert Cathedral is about a broke real-estate developer, Peter Collins, played by Lee Tergesen (Oz, Generation Kill, Monster, Silver Tongues) , who mysteriously disappears from his Pacific Northwest home and heads into the Southwest, leaving behind a series of cryptic VHS tapes. His distraught wife hires P-I Duran Palouse, played by Chaske Spencer (The Twilight Saga, Banshee, Winter in The Blood), to track him down. Duran and Peter eventually connect in the desert;...
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Cinema Thyme: Chef Lottery

Chef event will take place on June 23, 2016
Due to the high demand, tickets for this event will be make available by means of a lottery.
Ticket Lottery Open: May 9 through May 22 at Midnight

Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams...
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It’s So Easy and Other Lies

It's So Easy and Other Lies is the authorized documentary that takes the audience on an incredible
cinematic journey from a driven Seattle teenager's meager beginnings to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The man
is Michael McKagan, better known to the world as “Duff.” The band is Guns N' Roses. The band became the
ultimate icons of sex, drugs and rock and roll, causing pandemonium in their wake, but the lifestyle caught up with
Duff, leaving him...
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