Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Playing at Pickford Film Center
132 minutes, USA, In English, Action
Rated R: Some Violence, Sexual Material and Language


An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.

Refreshment Free screening (MASKS ON THE WHOLE TIME) Tuesday 5/3 @ 2:45 PM & 5/10 @ 2:45
Open Captioned Screening 5/8 @ 2:30
All Other Showings Are Closed Captioned

The Duke

The Duke

Playing at Pickford Film Center
96 minutes, UK, In English, Drama
Rated R: Language and brief sexuality


Directed by: Roger Michell

The Duke is set in 1961 when Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government agreed to provide television for free to the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge – a startling revelation of how a good man set out to change the world and in so doing saved his son and his marriage.

Refreshment Free screening (MASKS ON THE WHOLE TIME) Tuesday 5/10 @ 12:30 PM & 3:30 PM
Open Captioned Screening 5/8 @ 12:30
All Other Screenings Closed Captioned

The Storyteller’s Seasonal

The Storyteller’s Seasonal

Playing at Pickford Film Center
60 minutes, , In ,
Rated NR: _


Tickets are $5, no free passes accepted.

The Storyteller’s seasonal is a quarterly event that screens up to an hour with 5 min films submitted from creatives students and DIY filmmakers from the local area. Winner of the audience vote chooses the next quarterly theme and props are chosen at random.
The main focus of this event is to cultivate visual storytelling at all levels and provide a venue where storytellers can share their ideas in low pressure environment.

Downton Abbey: A New Era

Downton Abbey: A New Era

Playing at Pickford Film Center
124 minutes, UK, USA, In English, Drama, Period
Rated PG: for some suggestive references, language and thematic elements


Directed by: Simon Curtis
Downton Abbey: A New Era showcases all of the favorite Downton characters as well as fresh new settings. One half of the film is set in Downton itself, where a movie crew and glamorous movie stars descend on the estate to film their movie. The film crew, pressured by the changing times, suddenly find they need to transition from silent film to talkies, and the Downton staff and family are enlisted to help. The other half of Downton Abbey: A New Era is set in the south of France, where the Crawley family is intent on discovering why a wealthy French gentleman has willed his beautiful French villa to the Dowager Countess. What secrets from her past is the Dowager hiding?

Open Captioned Showings:
5/22 @ 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM
All Other Showings Closed Captioned

No Food Showings:
5/24 @ 2:30 PM

Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit

Playing at Pickford Film Center
95 minutes, USA, In English, Family Friendly, Animation
Rated PG: some rude humor and action


Directed by: Will Gluck
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own cute, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden, with playful spirit and wild charm, voices the character of Peter, alongside Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley voicing the roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail.

Yelling to the Sky (The X Generation)

Yelling to the Sky (The X Generation)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
94 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated NR: _


Introduction from Brandon David Wilson via Zoom.

(Dir. Victoria Mahoney, starring Zoe Kravitz, Tim Blake Nelson, Sonequa Martin-Green, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Jason Clarke, Antonique Smith, Gabourey Sidibe, 2011)

By the time this film was released, the “‘Hood Film” was past its prime, but in the 1990s, this sub-genre reigned. For her feature directorial debut Victoria Mahoney returned to this style of film but made it her own. Utilizing a combination of handheld camerawork and fluid long takes, Mahoney borrows the syntax of ‘Hood films to tell the story of Sweetness O’Hara, a mixed race girl from a troubled family who is drifting into the nihilism of the streets when her home fails to give her the love and security she craves. ~Brandon David Wilson

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Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition  (Great Art on Screen)

Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, Egypt, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _


To mark the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition offers audiences an extraordinary opportunity to meet the Pharaoh, with exclusive coverage of how 150 of his treasures were moved to become part of the biggest international exhibition ever dedicated to him. Explore a continuous dialogue of cross-references between the ancient past when the Pharaoh was alive, the more recent times which saw the discovery of his Tomb by archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922, and the present day with exhibitions and studies dedicated to Ancient Egypt.

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Pissarro: Father of Impressionism (Exhibition on Screen)

Pissarro: Father of Impressionism (Exhibition on Screen)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
94 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _


It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed, and he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work. Pissarro found his passion in paint as a young man in Paris, and by the age of 43 had corralled a group of enthusiastic artists into a new collective. Their first show was scorned by the critics, but the group had acquired a new name, The Impressionists. For the next 40 years Pissarro was the driving force behind what has today become the world’s favorite artistic movement. The Ashmolean Museum, the UK’s first ever public museum, houses a wonderfully rich collection, including the remarkable Pissarro archive. With exclusive access to most extensive archive of any Impressionist painter, and to the first major Pissarro retrospective in four decades, this film explores and highlights the enthralling and hugely important biography and output of an incredible artist.

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The Mountain Runners

The Mountain Runners

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _


Featuring an in-theatre Q+A with local filmmakers Brian Young & Todd Warger.

The Mountain Runners is the story of America’s first mountain endurance/adventure foot race, which took place in Bellingham. First run in 1911, the grueling 28 to 32 mile race to the glacial summit of Mount Baker and back utilized steam trains and modified model T autos and lasted only three years due to its intrepid dangers. Told in a docudrama style, the film incorporates historic images, archival film, visual effects, and dramatizations starring William B. Davis (X-Files, Smoking man.) The film is narrated by Kevin Tighe (Lost, Emergency, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape) and is supported by a cast of Cascadian historians, descendants of race participants and world-renowned experts in their field.

Welcome to the Dollhouse (Third Eye Cinema)

Welcome to the Dollhouse (Third Eye Cinema)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
88 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated R: Language


Todd Solondz became the most talked-about new director in 1995 with this acclaimed comedy about the suburban condition. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance, Welcome to the Dollhouse follows 11-year-old Dawn “Wienerdog” Wiener (Heather Matarazzo), a junior high geek who just wants to be popular. Teased by her classmates, tormented by the school bully, Dawn develops an improbable plan to seduce the star of a high-school garage band. Bitterly funny and true to life, the film is a “mordantly hilarious suburbancomedy – excruciating funny.” (Janet Maslin, NYT)

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 month’s movie was chosen by our sponsors at Cute But Crazy Socks, just two blocks from the PFC. Fun socks since 2011!

The Invisible Man (1933) (It’s Alive)

The Invisible Man (1933) (It’s Alive)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
71 minutes, USA, In English, Horror, Sci-Fi
Rated NR: _


Directed by: James Whale.
A scientist’s experiments with invisibility turn him into a madman.
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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy  (Cinema East)

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
121 minutes, Japan, In Japanese, Drama, Romance
Rated NR: _


Directed by: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding, told in three movements to depict three female characters and trace the trajectories between their choices and regrets.

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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