New Releases Now Available through the Pickford’s Virtual Screening Rooms


Due to COVID-19, Pickford Film Center has closed its doors until further notice. During this time we’re excited to bring you new ways to see new films, long before they arrive on any streaming devices, thanks to our partnerships with distributors like Kino Lorber, Oscilloscope, and others. These movies will not be available for public rental or sale for several months, but we’re making them accessible to you now for home viewing.

 

See below for current releases:
Saint Frances

Saint Frances

NOW PLAYING Dir: Alex Thompson NR, 106min, USA, 2020 Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O'Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona...

Bacurau

Bacurau

NOW PLAYING Dirs. Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles NR, 131min, Brazil, 2020 Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find that its citizens have been sold as prey to bloodthirsty hunters, in Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano...

Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi

NOW PLAYING Dir: Louis SchwartzbergNR, 120min, USA, 2019 Fantastic Fungi is a vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit— the mushroom. A story that begins 3.5 billion years ago, fungi makes the soil that supports life, connecting...

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

NOW PLAYING Dir: Jan Komasa NR, 116min, Poland, In Polish w/ English Subtitles, 2019 Anchored by a “dynamically physical, wild-eyed performance” (The Hollywood Reporter) from newcomer Bartosz Bielenia, Corpus Christi is an incisive, darkly humorous, and “engrossing...

The Wild Goose Lake

The Wild Goose Lake

NOW PLAYING Dir: Diao Yinan NR, 110min, China | France, 2019 From acclaimed director Diao Yinan, The Wild Goose Lake is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to his 2014 Berlinale winning neo-noir Black Coal, Thin Ice Toppling box office records in Diao’s native China,...

Zombi Child

Zombi Child

NOW PLAYING Dir: Bertrand Bonello NR, 103min, France, In French, Creole, English, 2019 The latest from French master Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, Nocturama) - Zombi Child is an “audacious & cunning” (Little White Lies) new take on classic horror tropes that...

L’Innocente

L’Innocente

NOW PLAYING Dir: Luchino Visconti NR, 129min, Italy, France, In Italian w/ English Subtitles, 1976 Gabrielle d'Annunzio’s passionate novel is brought to life in the final masterpiece from acclaimed director Luchino Visconti. In late-nineteenth century Italy, Tullio...

Dona Flor & Her Two Husbands

Dona Flor & Her Two Husbands

NOW PLAYING Dir: Bruno Barreto NR, 110min, Brazil, In Portuguese w/ English Subtitles, 1976 Based on the novel by Jorge Amado, this Brazilian comedy follows the strange events that befall Doña Flor (Sonia Braga) after she is left a widow by the death of her wild,...

The Perfect Nanny

The Perfect Nanny

NOW PLAYING Dir: Lucie Borleteau NR, 110 min, France, In French with English subtitles, 2019 When Myriam, the mother of two young children, decides—despite the reluctance of her husband—to resume her activity in a law firm, the couple starts looking for a nanny....

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band

NOW PLAYING Dir: Daniel Roher R, 102min, Canada / USA, 2019 Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson's young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the...

And Then We Danced

And Then We Danced

NOW PLAYING Dir: Levan AkinNR, 113 min, Sweden/Georgia, In Georgian with English subtitles, 2019 On April 2, patrons can join director Levan Akin (who, like all of us, is socially distancing at home) on Instagram Live from Stockholm, Sweden for a Q&A. A passionate...

The Whistlers

The Whistlers

NOW PLAYING Dir: Corneliu Porumboiu NR, 97min, Romania / France / Germany / Sweden, 2019 In The Whistlers, not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes...

Sorry We Missed You

Sorry We Missed You

NOW PLAYING Dir: Ken LoachNR, 101min, UK, 2020 Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a...

Balloon

Balloon

NOW PLAYING Dir: Michael Herbig NR, 125min, Germany, 2018 In the summer of 1979, the Strelzyk and Wetzel families--who had been working on their audacious plan for more than two years--try to flee East Germany in a self-made hot-air balloon. But after the balloon...

Extra Ordinary

Extra Ordinary

NOW PLAYING Dir: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman R, 93 min, Ireland / Belgium / Finland / UK, In English, 2019 Rose, a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose has a love/hate relationship with her ‘talents’ & tries...

Slay the Dragon

Slay the Dragon

NOW PLAYING Dir: Chris Durrance, Barak Goodman PG-13, 101 min, USA, in English, 2019 A secretive, high-tech gerrymandering initiative launched 10 years ago threatens to undermine our democracy. Slay the Dragon follows everyday people as they fight to make their votes...

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

COMING SOON Dir: Alison Reid NR, Canada, in English, 2018 In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented...

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Thank You To Our Funders

Thank You To Our Funders

On behalf of the Pickford Film Center staff and board we would like to acknowledge that we are located on the traditional, ancestral lands of the Lhaq’te’mish (Lummi Nation) and Nuxwsá7aq (Nooksack) Tribe, as well as all other Salishan families who, from time immemorial, share the ancestral homelands and salt waters of Whatcom County and the Salish Sea.