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Marcel the Shell

Marcel the Shell

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy
Rated PG: Some suggestive material and thematic elements
OCAP

Directed by: Dean Fleischer-Camp
Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners.

OCAP: All screenings are open captioned.

See How They Run

See How They Run

Playing at Pickford Film Center
98 minutes, USA, In English, Thriller
Rated PG-13: Some violence and a sexual reference
CCAP

Directed by: Tom George
In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theater underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.

How (not) to Build a School in Haiti

How (not) to Build a School in Haiti

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Politics
Rated NR: _


Directed by Jack C. Newell
Development, history, and colonialism collide when a seemingly simple aid project spirals out of control in Haiti. Inspired by an NPR story about the 2010 Haiti earthquake, headstrong American Tim Myers travels to Haiti to help build a new school, ultimately clashing with Haitian leader Anselme Saimplice, forcing a reckoning on privilege and power. This film combines expert interviews that help frame the larger context with an unflinching close-up of the situation on the ground.

Presented by Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

Savage Waters

Savage Waters

Playing at Pickford Film Center
93 minutes, France, In English, DOC-Bio
Rated NR: _
Doctober

Directed by Michael Corker

Virtual Q&A with director and participants.

A 19th century treasure-hunter’s journal (passages of which are intoned by Charles Dance) inspires a captivating journey to seek out and surf a mythical, never-ridden wave in some of the most remote waters of the Atlantic Ocean. For renowned skipper Matt Knight, sailing to unpredictable and uncharted regions is impossible to resist. Savage Waters boasts jaw-dropping cinematography and follows a remarkable family and other adventurers, for whom living life to the fullest often means putting themselves in harm’s way.

Thank You To Our Funders

The Pickford Film Center acknowledges that we are residing on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Lummi People. The Lummi People are the original inhabitants of Washington’s northernmost coast and southern British Columbia. They lived in villages throughout this territory and continue to have an ongoing relationship with these areas. Since Time Immemorial they have celebrated life on their land, water ways and on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of their People to perpetuate their way of life. Please join us as we honor their ancestors and as we acknowledge the past, present and future Lummi People as the original inhabitants of this land

Pickford Film Center is supported in part by a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts in response to the Covid 19 pandemic