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The Menu

The Menu

Playing at Pickford Film Center
106 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Rated R: Strong/distubring violent content
CCAP

A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

The Banshees of Inisherin

The Banshees of Inisherin

Playing at Pickford Film Center
109 minutes, Ireland, UK, US, In English, Drama
Rated R: Language throughout, some violent content and brief graphic nudity,


Directed by: Martin McDonagh
Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

Decision to Leave

Decision to Leave

Playing at Pickford Film Center
139 minutes, South Korea, In Korean, Chinese with English subtitles, Drama, Thriller
Rated NR: _
OCAP

Directed by Park Chan-wook
What happens when an object of suspicion becomes a case of obsession?
Winner of Cannes Best Director in 2022, Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden) returns with a seductive romantic thriller that takes his renowned stylistic flair to dizzying new heights. When detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) arrives at a murder scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae (Tang Wei) may know more than she initially lets on. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, Hae-joon finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire, proving that the darkest mysteries lurk inside the human heart.

Neil Young: Harvest Time

Neil Young: Harvest Time

Playing at Pickford Film Center
130 minutes, USA, In English, Performing Arts
Rated NR: _


Created between January and September 1971, this docu-film takes us on an intimate journey to Young’s farm in Northern California for the ‘Harvest Barn’ sessions, to London for an iconic performance with the London Symphony Orchestra and to Nashville where the then 20-something Neil Young worked on various tracks of this signature album. The feature is a fan piece that has never been seen before. Performance and rehearsal content is intertwined into creative storytelling and includes most of the tracks from album Harvest (released in 1972) including “Heart of Gold”, “A Man Needs A Maid”, “Alabama” and “Old Man”. In addition to the film, this screening event includes an introduction by Neil Young, recorded exclusively for movie theatre audiences. Hear Neil highlight the significance of Harvest, 50 years after its release, and how the recording of the album and the movie came together.

The Eternal Daughter

The Eternal Daughter

Playing at Pickford Film Center
96 minutes, USA, In English, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Rated PG-13: Some drug material
OCAP

Directed by Joanna Hogg
In this ghost story from acclaimed filmmaker Joanna Hogg, a middle-aged daughter and her elderly mother must confront long-buried secrets when they return to their former family home, a once-grand manor that has become a nearly vacant hotel brimming with mystery.

Airplane! (1980)

Airplane! (1980)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
88 minutes, Comedy, In Third Eye Cinema,
Rated PG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07pPmCfKi3U


Dir. Jim Abrahams, David and Jerry Zucker
Robert Hays is an ex-fighter pilot forced to take over the controls of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning, Julie Hagerty co-stars as his girlfriend/stewardess/co-pilot, and joins a cast of all-stars including Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar … and more! Their hilarious high jinks spoof airplane disaster flicks, religious zealots, television commercials, romantic love … the list whirls by in rapid succession.

Infernal Affairs (2002)

Infernal Affairs (2002)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
101 minutes, Hong Kong, In Cantonese with English subtitles, Crime, Thriller
Rated R: Violence
OCAP

Directed by Andrew Lau Wai-keung and Alan Mak
Two of Hong Kong cinema’s most iconic leading men, Tony Leung and Andy Lau, face off in the breathtaking thriller that revitalized the city-state’s twenty-first-century film industry, launched a blockbuster franchise, and inspired Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. The set-up is diabolical in its simplicity: two undercover moles—a police officer (Leung) assigned to infiltrate a ruthless triad by posing as a gangster, and a gangster who becomes a police officer in order to serve as a spy for the underworld—find themselves locked in a deadly game of cat and mouse, each racing against time to unmask the other. As the shifting loyalties, murky moral compromises, and deadly betrayals mount, Infernal Affairs raises haunting questions about what it means to live a double life, lost in a labyrinth of conflicting identities and allegiances.

Batman Returns (1992)

Batman Returns (1992)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
126 minutes, USA, In English, Action
Rated PG-13: Brooding, dark violence


Directed by Tim Burton
While Batman deals with a deformed man calling himself the Penguin wreaking havoc across Gotham with the help of a cruel businessman, a female employee of the latter becomes the Catwoman with her own vendetta.

Tokyo Godfathers

Tokyo Godfathers

Playing at Pickford Film Center
92 minutes, Japan, In Japanese w/ English Subtitles, Comedy
Rated PG-13: Thematic elements, violent images, language and some sexual material


Directed by: Satoshi Kon
On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo discover a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
97 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy
Rated PG-13: Language


Directed by Jeremiah Chechik
The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue in the third and most successful entry in the Vacation film series. This time America’s most dedicated dad, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase), is determined to stay at home to create “the most fun-filled old fashioned family Christmas ever” — but life has a particular way of throwing wet logs on the Griswold family fire. Make merry with Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid and an ensemble of comedy favorites (look for Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus from TV’s Seinfeld in a supporting role). Written by John Hughes (Home Alone series).

Avatar: The Way of Water

Avatar: The Way of Water

Playing at Pickford Film Center
192 minutes, USA, In English, Actoin, Adventure, Fantasy
Rated PG-13: Sequences of strong violence and intense action, partial nudity and some strong language
OCAP, CCAP

Directed by James Cameron

Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their planet.

White Christmas (1954)

White Christmas (1954)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
120 minutes, USA, In English, Musical
Rated NR: _


Directed by Michael Curtiz
“White Christmas” spins the romantic and humorous tale of Bob Wallace and Phil Davis (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye), two Army buddies who became a top-notch musical comedy team after the war and are now the toast of Broadway. While on the road in Florida, the stars become involved with twe aspiring singers, the sister act of Betty and Judy (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen). Despite some romantic complications between the couples, everything ends on a happy note when Christmas Eve brings rave reviews for the show and much-needed snowfall!

The Seagull (NT Live)

The Seagull (NT Live)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
180 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: _


by Anton Chekhov, in a version by Anya Reiss, directed by Jamie Lloyd
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness.

A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.

Following his critically acclaimed five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac, Jamie Lloyd brings Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play to stage. Filmed live in London’s West End with a cast including Tom Rhys Harries (White Lines), Daniel Monks (The Normal Heart), Sophie Wu (Fresh Meat) and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones).

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Playing at Pickford Film Center
112 minutes, English, In Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Third Eye Cinema
Rated PG-13: stylized violence, sexual content, language and drug references


Directed by Edgar Wright
Scott Pilgrim is fun and fresh enough on each viewing to almost demand an annual rewatch, and putting it on the big screen gives us the chance to experience the packed-theater-box-office-smash that should have been. Wright’s meticulous filmmaking creates punchy verbal and visual comedy, tight action sequences, and singular characters for whom depth is not dependent on screen time. Veterans of the Michael-Cera-plays-himself-in-every-film era will agree this performance stands out, and then-burgeoning superstars Brie Larson, Aubrey Plaza, and Chris Evans are among a knockout cast. At risk of overextending the film’s star power, music from Metric, Broken Social Scene, Beck, and Nigel Godrich invent a soundscape that transports us to the beloved venues of Toronto’s indie music scene of the mid-to-late aughts.
-Skyler Hunt, projectionist

Matilda (1996)

Matilda (1996)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
102 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Family
Rated PG: Elements of exaggerated meanness and ridicule, and for some mild language


Directed by Danny DeVito
See the world from a kid’s-eye view with MATILDA, a modern fairytale that mixes hilarious humor with the magical message of love. Mrs. Doubtfire’s Mara Wilson stars as Matilda, a super-smart little girl who’s woefully misunderstood by her parents (Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman), her brother, and an evil school principal. But with the help of a brave best friend and a wonderful teacher, Matilda discovers she doesn’t have to get mad to get even.

Much Ado about Nothing (NT Live)

Much Ado about Nothing (NT Live)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
180 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: _


by William Shakespeare, directed by Simon Godwin
Shakespeare’s well-loved romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity, with a cast including Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan.
The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty.?But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love. A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick.
Following the award-winning success of National Theatre Live’s Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre stage.

The Crucible (NT Live)

The Crucible (NT Live)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
0 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: _


A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma).

Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power. As a climate of fear, vendetta and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial.

Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet) directs this contemporary new staging, designed by Tony Award-winner Es Devlin (The Lehman Trilogy). Captured live from the Olivier stage at the National Theatre.

Othello (NT Live)

Othello (NT Live)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
0 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: _


by William Shakespeare, directed by Clint Dyer

An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwan (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).

She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost.

Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.

Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre.

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