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The Storyteller’s Seasonal: Spring 2020

The Storyteller’s Seasonal: Spring 2020

NOW PLAYING The Storyteller’s Seasonal was established provide a supportive venue where the creatives, filmmakers, and storytellers can practice their craft and display their work, with the basic prompts of a theme and a prop as their challenge parameters. All levels...

The Grey Fox

The Grey Fox

NOW PLAYING dir. Phillip Borsos, 1982 PG, 110 min, Canada, in English   After decades in prison, stagecoach robber Bill Miner (Richard Farnsworth) emerges in 1901 a free man without a place in 20th century society... until he sees The Great Train Robbery and is...

Mysteries of Lisbon

Mysteries of Lisbon

NOW PLAYING dir. Raúl Ruiz, 2010 NR, 333 min (six-part miniseries) Portugal / France, in Portuguese, French, Spanish, and Italian with English subtitles   Raul Ruiz's masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel by Camilo Castelo Branco...

Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise/Sunset

NOW PLAYING dir. Jong Ougie Pak, 2019 NR, 47 min, USA, in Korean with English subtitles   After failing his university entrance exams for the third year in a row, Min Suk, a directionless twenty-something Korean man, travels to New York to visit his long-distance...

Lucky Grandma

Lucky Grandma

NOW PLAYING dir. Sasie Sealy, 2019 NR, 87 min, USA, in English, Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles  In the heart of Chinatown, New York, ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year–old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman,...

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

NOW PLAYING dir. Elizabeth Carroll, 2019 NR, 81 min, USA / Mexico, in English  Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy is a feature-length documentary offering a candid look into the world of 92-year-old British chef and cookbook author Diana Kennedy, widely regarded as the...

The Ghost of Peter Sellers

The Ghost of Peter Sellers

NOW PLAYING Dir: Peter Medak NR, 93min, Cyprus, 2018  The Ghost of Peter Sellers is a feature length documentary directed by Peter Medak that tells the tale of his ill-fated Hollywood 17th Century pirate comedy shot in Cyprus starring Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan...

Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines

NOW PLAYING Presented by LGBTQ+ film series The Queens' Vernacular, with special introduction by series programmer Chris Vargas. dir. Clyde Petersen, 2016NR, 60 min, USA, in English Torrey Pines is a stop-motion animated feature film by director Clyde Petersen. Based...

Great Composers: In Search of Chopin

Great Composers: In Search of Chopin

NOW PLAYING dir. Phil Grabsky, 2015 NR, 110 min, UK, in English Phil Grabsky brings us the music and life story of Fryderyk Chopin, considered one of the greatest composers of all time. Chopin’s grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to...

Clementine

Clementine

NOW PLAYING dir. Lara Gallagher, 2019NR, 90 min, USA, in English  A heartbroken woman becomes entangled with a younger girl after breaking into her ex's lake house in the Pacific Northwest. Equal parts psychological drama and sexual coming-of-age story, Clementine is...

Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint

Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint

NOW PLAYING dir. Halina Dyrschka, 2019NR, 94 min, Germany / Sweden, in German / Swedish with English subtitles Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches...

Up From the Streets

Up From the Streets

NOW PLAYING dir. Michael Murphy, 2019NR, 104 min, USA, in English Up From The Streets - New Orleans: The City of Music celebrates the culture of New Orleans through the lens of music. The history of this city is distinct from any other in the US. The music created...

Great Composers: In Search of Beethoven

Great Composers: In Search of Beethoven

NOW PLAYING  dir. Phil GrabskyNR, 109 min, UK, in English In Search of Beethoven offers a comprehensive and dynamic account of the life and works of the great composer. The film features 65 performances by the world’s finest musicians and delves beneath the mythical...

A White, White Day

A White, White Day

NOW PLAYING dir. Hlynur Palmason, 2019NR, 109 min, Iceland / Denmark / Sweden, in Icelandic with English subtitles In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief (a chilling Ingvar Sigurdsson, who received Cannes’ Critics’ Week award for Best Actor for his...

New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flicks

New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flicks

NOW PLAYING May 8-24 Grab some popcorn and get ready for a fun, artful film experience for kids and adults alike. With these hour-long screenings of the best of the New York International Children's Film Festival's short films, you can bring some inspired storytelling...

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

NOW PLAYING dir. Justin Pemberton, 2019NR, 103 min, France / New Zealand, in English Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty (which sold over three million copies worldwide and landed Piketty on Time's list of most influential...

Deerskin

Deerskin

NOW PLAYING dir. Quentin Dupieux, 2019NR, 77 min, France, in French with English subtitles In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed...

The Booksellers

The Booksellers

NOW PLAYING Dir: D.W. YoungNR, 99 min, USA, in English, 2019 Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet...

The Cordillera of Dreams

The Cordillera of Dreams

NOW PLAYING Dir: Patricio GuzmánNR, 84 min, Chile / France, in Spanish w/ English subtitles, 2019 Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Cannes Film Festival, master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán's The Cordillera of Dreams completes his trilogy (with Nostalgia for...

Best of CatVideoFest 2020

Best of CatVideoFest 2020

NOW PLAYING You asked for it, so we delivered! For the first time ever, CatVideoFest is available to screen virtually outside of theaters! Long time CatVideoFest curator extraordinaire Will Braden has crafted a 40-min "treat" of a reel specifically designed for...

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...

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...

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TO THE PICKFORD’S VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOMS

Shirley

Shirley

OPENS FRIDAY, JUNE 5 dir. Josephine Decker, 2020 R, 107 min, USA, in English  ​Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson (Elizabeth Moss) is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in...

The Wild

The Wild

OPENS FRIDAY, JUNE 5 dir. Mark Titus, 2019 NR, 65 min, USA, in English  Salmon shield us from fear of death by showing us how to follow our course without fear, and how to give of ourselves for the sake of things greater than ourselves. — David James Duncan (My Story...

Chasing the Present

Chasing the Present

LIVE SCREENING TUESDAY, JUNE 9 AT 8PM! dir. Mark Waters, 2019 NR, 95 min, Singapore, in English  A materially successful young man, riddled with anxiety embarks on a world-wide journey of self-inquiry. From the streets of NY, to the stillness of the Ganges, and deep...

Marona’s Fantastic Tale

Marona’s Fantastic Tale

OPENS FRIDAY, JUNE 12 dir. Anca Damian, 2020NR, 90 min, France / Romania, in French with English subtitles This poetic and touching film from director Anca Damian follows an optimistic stray dog named Marona as she looks back on the human companions she has loved...

Pioneers of Queer Cinema

Pioneers of Queer Cinema

OPENS FRIDAY, JUNE 12 Three essential films of early queer cinema, newly restored and presented in honor of Pride MonthSpecial repertory ticket price: $15 for all three films!   Mädchen in Uniform dir. Leontine Sagan, 1931NR, 87 min, Germany, in German with...

John Lewis: Good Trouble

John Lewis: Good Trouble

OPENS FRIDAY, JULY 3 dir. Dawn Porter, 2020PG, 90 min, USA, in English  Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control,...

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.