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Film is in a unique position to shine a light on issues and events, helping us to bear witness to our times. Citizen made media is more immediate than film and has, once again in the past few weeks, illuminated atrocious acts perpetrated on Americans by the very systems that are supposed to protect us. We cannot publicly ignore or unsee what we have seen.

Pickford Film Center stands in solidarity with Black communities across America to say enough is enough. Black lives matter. Without justice there is no peace and if we remain silent in light of current events we are complicit in their perpetuation.

We call on our community to get educated about the history and current manifestations of racism in America, to speak up, and to be generous to the people and organizations that are fighting against its malignance.

In this spirit, we share with you a list of films on the subject and some organizations that are working on behalf of justice.

 

Black Lives Matter         Black Visions Collective         American Civil Liberties Union

Northwest Community Bail Fund         Southern Poverty Law Center        National Bail Out

 

ANTI-RACIST FILM RESOURCES

 

 

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John Lewis: Good Trouble

John Lewis: Good Trouble

NOW PLAYING dir. Dawn Porter, 2020 PG, 90 min, USA, in English WATCH TRAILER   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...

The Last Tree

The Last Tree

NOW PLAYING dir. Shola Amoo, 2019NR, 98 min, United Kingdom, in English  WATCH TRAILER   The Last Tree follows the story of Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum....

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

NOW PLAYING dir. Leslie Woodhead, 2019 NR, 89 min, USA, in English   WATCH TRAILER  Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. “Ella: Just One of Those Things”...

House of Hummingbird

House of Hummingbird

NOW PLAYING dir. Bora Kim, 2018 NR, 138 min, South Korea, in Korean with English subtitles  WATCH TRAILER     House of Hummingbird is a critically-acclaimed coming-of-age drama directed by Bora Kim and set in South Korea. Positioned against the backdrop of a...

In My Blood It Runs

In My Blood It Runs

NOW PLAYING dir. Maya Newell, 2019 NR, 84 min, Australia, in English and Aboriginal with English subtitles    WATCH TRAILER    Ten-year-old Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages. As he shares his wisdom of history and the complex...

One Small Step (Animated Shorts!)

One Small Step (Animated Shorts!)

NOW PLAYING A collection of family friendly shorts made especially for our virtual cinemas. WATCH TRAILER     Embark on a roller coaster of imagination and possibility in this ShortsTV-presented compilation of new and acclaimed, family-friendly animated short...

Runner

Runner

NOW PLAYING dir. Bill Gallagher, 2020 NR, 88 min, USA, in English   WATCH TRAILER   Screening in honor of World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 20 When he was only eight, Guor Mading Maker (known as Guor Marial) ran from capture in war-torn Sudan to eventually seek...

Miss Juneteenth

Miss Juneteenth

NOW PLAYING dir. Channing Godfrey Peoples, 2020 NR, 93 min, USA, in English WATCH TRAILER   "Miss Juneteenth is a very sweet and touching coming-of-age drama about a former Miss Juneteenth pageant winner and her daughter living in Texas. A new take on the "it's not my...

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

NOW PLAYING dir. Zacharias Kunuk, 2019 NR, 113 min, Canada, in English and Inuktitut with English subtitles WATCH TRAILER    Kapuivik, north Baffin Island, 1961. Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt bydogteam, just as his ancestors did when he was...

Aviva

Aviva

NOW PLAYING dir. Boaz Yakin, 2020 NR (sexually-explicit content), 116 min, USA / France in English and French with English subtitles WATCH TRAILER Aviva is a young Parisian who develops an online romance with Eden, a New Yorker. After a long courtship they meet in...

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The Fight

The Fight

OPENS FRIDAY, JULY 31 dir. Eli B. Despres, Josh Kriegman, 2020PG 13, 96 min, USA, in English    WATCH TRAILER The Fight is an inspiring, emotional insider look at how these important battles are fought and the legal gladiators on the front lines fighting them....

Rebuilding Paradise

Rebuilding Paradise

OPENS FRIDAY, JULY 31 dir.  Ron Howard 2020PG 13, 95 min, USA, in English    WATCH TRAILER On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, a spark from a transmission line in Northern California, coupled with climate-impacted conditions, quickly grew into a devastating firestorm that...

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

OPENS FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 dir. Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni, 2019 NR, 91 min, Canada, in English   WATCH TRAILER    Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is an exploration of the career, music and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon, Gordon Lightfoot....

Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

OPENS FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 dir. Werner Herzog, 2019 NR, 90 min, UK, in English, German and Aboriginal  WATCH TRAILER   When legendary writer and adventurer Bruce Chatwin was dying of AIDS, he summoned his friend and collaborator Werner Herzog, asking to see his...

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.