Playing at Pickford Film Center200 minutes, UK, In English, Performing Arts Rated NR: _ The Royal Ballet’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake returns to the Royal Opera House stage after its 2020 revival was interrupted by the pandemic’s closure of theatres. The reimagining of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s towering masterpiece by Liam Scarlett is testament to the late choreographer’s abiding love of classicism and innate musicality which shine through the production.
With its sublime score by Tchaikovsky and glittering designs by John Macfarlane, an irresistible mix of spectacle, mystery and passion infuses this audience favourite, one of the best-loved works in the 19th-century classical ballet canon.
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Playing at Pickford Film Center65 minutes, USA, In English, Latin, Hungarian, Adventure, Crime, Horror, Romance, Thriller Rated NR: _ Driected by: Edgar G. Ulmer
American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.
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Playing at Pickford Film Center159 minutes, USA, In English, Drama Rated PG-13: Substance abuse, strong language, suggestive material, and smoking CCAPDirected by: Baz Luhrmann
Elvis is an epic, big-screen spectacle from Warner Bros. Pictures and visionary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks. A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker. As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over twenty years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley.
OPEN CAPTION SHOWINGS: 6/26 @ 10:15AM
ALL OTHER SHOWINGS CLOSED CAPTIONED
NO FOOD SHOWINGS: 6/28 @ 2:05PM Masks required at all times during no food showings
Playing at Pickford Film Center146 minutes, Colombia,Thailand, France, Germany, Mexico, Qatar, United Kingdom, China, Switzerland, In English, Spanish, Drama, Sci Fi Rated PG: for some thematic elements and brief language CCAPFrom the extraordinary mind of Palme D’or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewildering drama about a Scottish woman, who, after hearing a loud ‘bang’ at daybreak, begins experiencing a mysterious sensory syndrome while traversing the jungles of Colombia.
NO FOOD showing 6/28/22 @ 3:00 PM Masks required at all times during no food showings
Playing at Pickford Film Center90 minutes, UK, In English, Drama Rated NR: _ CCAP, with OCAP screening 6/19 @ 3:15 PMDirected by: Jim Archer
Brian and Charles follows Brian, a lonely inventor in rural Wales, who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, Brian attempts his biggest project yet. Three days, a washing machine, and various spare parts later, he’s invented Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and has an obsession with cabbages. What follows is a humorous and entirely heartwarming story about friendship, family, finding love, and letting go.
OCAP screenings 6/26 @ 1:15 PM
All other screenings are closed captioned.
No food screenings 6/21 @ 3:15 Masks are to be worn the whole time.
Playing at Pickford Film Center107 minutes, Canada, In English, Science Fiction Rated R: Strong disturbing violent content and grisly images, graphic nudity and some language CCAPDirected by: David Cronenberg
Humans adapt to a synthetic environment, with new transformations. With his partner Caprice, Soul Tenser, celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances.
Playing at Pickford Film Center90 minutes, Italy, In English, Documentary Rated NR: _ An exploration of Pompeii, a city cloaked in mystery and depicted through images and words by the great artists and writers who experienced and imagined it over the course of history: from Pliny the Younger to Picasso, from Emily Dickinson to Jean Cocteau. Famously known for the catastrophic volcanic eruption which buried Pompeii along with its inhabitants over 2000 years ago, Pompeii: Sin City hosted by Isabella Rossellini offers audiences an extraordinary snapshot of Roman life, frozen at the moment of burial, showing how its citizens lived their lives, spent their free time, experienced pleasure, passion, religion and ultimately, their fate.
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Playing at Pickford Film Center92 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy Rated PG: . Directed by: John Waters
It’s Baltimore, 1962, and a rebellious “pleasantly plump” teenager attempts to be one of the featured stars on a popular dance show and win the coveted “Miss Auto Show” crown. John Waters’ unique brand of humor comes to life in Hairspray, starring Ricki Lake, Divine, and Sonny Bono. It’s a movie with a beat you can laugh to!
Playing at Pickford Film Center187 minutes, India, In Hindi w/ English Subtitles, Action Rated NR: _ Directed by: S. S. Rajamouli
Back on the big screen where it belongs for a one night only #encoRRRe, RRR is an exhilarating, action-packed spectacular mythologizing two real-life freedom fighters who helped lead India’s fight for independence from the British Raj, Komaram Bheem (N.T Rama Rao Jr., aka Jr NTR) and Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan). Set in the 1920s before their fight for India’s independence began, RRR imagines a fictional meeting between the two, set into motion when a young Gond girl is stolen from her village by British soldiers.
With a powerful message, staggeringly choreographed action sequences, and an all-timer of a musical number, RRR is sheer big-screen joy from start to finish, and audiences have one last chance to see it big and loud as intended.
Playing at Pickford Film Center180 minutes, UK, In English, Performing Arts Rated NR: _ A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss.
Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundred-year quest to somehow make everything right.
Rufus Norris directs Rosalie Craig (The Ferryman, Company) in this new musical filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, with music by Jim Fortune, book by Tanya Ronder.
Playing at Pickford Film Center132 minutes, UK, In English, Science Fiction Rated R: Language, violence Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Brazil, originally titled 1984 1/2, is essentially the Monty Python movie left out of their filmography. Unadulterated Terry Gilliam imagination and creativity pour out of every second of the screen with a barrage of endlessly inventive creative visual effects and sets. The story surrounds a milquetoast businessman constantly daydreaming, walking a tightrope between the painfully mundane bureaucratic Hell of everyday life, and the psychedelic fantasies of his escapist dreams.
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Third Eye Cinema is a staff and volunteer-curated film series of all of our favorite flicks — the cult classics, the ones you might have missed, the ones you need to revisit. This series is sponsored by our friends at Trove Cannabis!
Playing at Pickford Film Center240 minutes, , In , Rated : Made in Hong Kong summer series, curated & introduced by Sean Gilman:
“Hong Kong cinema blossomed in the 1960s and 70s with bright colorful musicals and astoundingly acrobatic martial arts spectacles. It reached international prominence in the 80s and early 90s with audacious and anarchic experiments in genre film form: lush romances, hyper-kinetic thrillers, mind-bending comedies. But by 1997, when the former British colony was handed over to Mainland Chinese control, many of Hong Kong’s brightest stars and directors had left for Hollywood. This is a series about what happened after they left, about the filmmakers who stayed behind and how they navigated their new world in-between East and West.
In the second set of features in this series, with in Election and Election 2, Johnnie To charts the arcane rituals of the criminal underworld, and their manipulations by a ruling elite.”
Tickets: Choose a la carte; double feature discount; or series pass
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