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 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: 7/3 @ 2:05PM
ALL OTHER SHOWINGS CLOSED CAPTIONED
NO FOOD SHOWINGS: 7/5 @ 2:05PM Masks required at all times during no food showings
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 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 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 Center75 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary Rated NR: _ CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area.
Playing at Pickford Film Center101 minutes, France, In French, Drama Rated R: for disturbing material/images, sexual content and graphic nudity Directed by Audrey Diwan,
This is the story of Anne, a young woman who decides to abort to finish her studies and escape the social constraints of a working-class family. France in 1963: a society that censures women’s desires. And sex in general. This simple but cruel story follows the itinerary of a woman who decides to go against the law. Anne has only a little time before her. Her exams are just around the corner, and her baby bump is growing fast.
Playing at Pickford Film Center105 minutes, USA, Rwanda, France, Canada, In Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Swahili, French, English W English subtitles, Sci Fi, Musical Rated NR: _ Multi-hyphenate, multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams brings his unique dynamism to this Afrofuturist vision, a sci-fi punk musical that’s a visually wondrous amalgamation of themes, ideas, and songs that Williams has explored in his work, notably his 2016 album MartyrLoserKing. Co-directed with the Rwandan-born artist and cinematographer Anisia Uzeyman, the film takes place in the hilltops of Burundi, where a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective. From their camp in an otherworldly e-waste dump, they attempt a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region’s natural resources – and its people. When an intersex runaway and an escaped coltan miner find each other through cosmic forces, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry. Set between states of being – past and present, dream and waking life, colonized and free, male and female, memory and prescience
Playing at Pickford Film Center187 minutes, India, In Telugu 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 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.
-Brady Schmitt, projectionist
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
Playing at Pickford Film Center101 minutes, Hong Kong, In Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Crime, Drama, Thriller Rated NR: _ Election (Johnnie To, 2005)
In the mid-1990s, Johnnie To, who had been a successful, if rather anonymous, director of popular films for the past decade, founded his own studio and began churning out a remarkable series of genre films, almost experimental in their visual and narrative approach to the traditional Hong Kong crime film. This worked reached its peak of popularity with Election, a film about a succession struggle within an organized crime Triad gang that plays out entirely without firearms. The shadowy dealings and betrayals form a none-too-subtly pessimistic commentary on the future of democracy in the former colony.
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