20th Anniversary

It’s the best of the best! The tip of the tops! Pickford Film Center turns 20 in 2018, and we’re bringing back some of the greatest films in Pickford history.

We ran tons of reports, surveyed our staff and board, formed a committee and culled down our list of over 10,000 titles that we had played over the years into a short list of 100. Some of the films are the top grossing titles of all time, bringing crowds of thousands through our doors. Some were titles that didn’t cause much stir during their release but have grown a following over the years and are now cemented in Pickford history.

Once the list was created we asked the public to sponsor a film, and by making a donation to the Pickford’s 20th Anniversary fund the sponsors chose their top film from the shortlist, and here we go. A trip down memory lane all every other Monday at Pickford Film Center.

PFC’s 20th Anniversary: 180° South

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.
Sponsored by Western Solar...
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Pink Flamingos

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
Sponsored by Warren Sheay....
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Shaolin Soccer

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.
Sponsored by Ann Reinhart....
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.
Sponsored by Jeff Braimes....
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Birdman

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
Sponsored by Patricia Yust....
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: A Man Called Ove

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.
Sponsored by Bellingham at Home...
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Much Ado About Nothing

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
Shakespeare's classic comedy is given a contemporary spin in Joss Whedon's film, "Much Ado About Nothing". Shot in just 12 days (and using the original text), the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a dark, sexy and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love.
Sponsored by Nancy Knechtel....
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Buena Vista Social Club

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.
Sponsored by David Mauro....
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Nocturnal Animals

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption.
Sponsored by Corwin Fergus....
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Marie Antoinette

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
Biopic of the beautiful Queen of France who became a symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th century monarchy, and was stripped of her riches and finery, imprisoned and beheaded by her own subjects during the French Revolution that began in 1789.
Sponsored by Gennie Clawson...
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Captain Fantastic

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
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.
Sponsored by Brian Sibley....
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
Sponsored by Chrysalis Inn....
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