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Licorice Pizza

Licorice Pizza

Playing at Pickford Film Center
133 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rated R: for language, sexual material and some drug use.
CCAP

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love.

Open Caption screening: 1/16 @ 2:00
Refreshment Free Screenings, Masks are on at all times
1/11 @ 2:30 PM &
1/15 @ 2:30 PM &
1/18 @ 2:30 PM &
1/20 @ 2:30 PM

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The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Playing at Pickford Film Center
105 minutes, USA, In English, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Rated R: for violence
CCAP

Screenplay written & dirceted by: Joel Coen.
A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen’s bold and fierce adaptation; a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning.

Open captioned screenings 1/16 @ 2:30 PM
No Food screenings Masks on at all times 1/16 @ 2:30 PM, 1/18 @ 2:45 PM

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Torn

Torn

Playing at Pickford Film Center
92 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Outdoor/Adventure
Rated NR: _


Directed by ALex Lowe

NO FOOD refreshment free screenings:
1/16 @ 12:15 PM &
1/20 @ 3:00 PM

The film, written and directed by Alex Lowe’s oldest son, Max, is an exploration both of Alex himself, his life and his legend, but also of a family’s grief, grappling with the loss of a husband and father and finding a way to reconcile Alex’s love of climbing with their own feelings about his choices as well as their new, complex family relationships. It’s an incredibly moving film, often profoundly so, revealing frequently very raw emotions, and it’s also a testament to the deep pull of the mountains, the hold they have on so many.

It’s a film for Bellingham’s skiing/climbing/hiking community as well as for those looking for a moving film about working through loss towards new communities and redemptive love.

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The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

Playing at Pickford Film Center
114 minutes, USA, In English, Drama, Romance
Rated R: for sexuality, nudity and language


Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich .
In memorium screening.
High school seniors and best friends, Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane (Jeff Bridges), live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating local beauty, Jacy (Cybill Shepherd), while Sonny is having an affair with the coach’s wife, Ruth (Cloris Leachman). As graduation nears, both boys contemplate their futures.

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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.

The Velvet Queen

The Velvet Queen

Playing at Pickford Film Center
92 minutes, France, TIbet, In French w/ english subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: _


Directed by: Marie Amiguet

Program Director’s Notes: Amiguet’s work is previously as a DP and that shows here in the stunning beauty of her directorial debut. The film follows wildlife photographer Vincent Munier and his novelist friend, Sylvain Tesson, who is along for the journey, as they camp out, in the Tibetan highlands, documenting animal life they see along the way and hoping against hope to spot the extremely rare and shy snow leopard. While the anticipation of seeing the leopard is the film’s main, beautifully-wrought tension, it also builds our sense of seeing the natural world in a new way. I watched the screener with my family, and there was sheer joy as we spotted each new creature. Our frequent exclamations throughout the film went something like this: “Look!” “Where?” “There, there!” “Where is it, where is it?” “That’s soo cool”–all of us entering into the happy discovery that the men in the film themselves were doing.

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Sundance Short Film Tour 2021

Sundance Short Film Tour 2021

Playing at Pickford Film Center
92 minutes, Various, In Various with English subtitles, English, Short film
Rated NR: _


The 2021 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 92-minute theatrical program of 7 short films selected from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival program, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for close to 40 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2021 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers and shows that short films transcend traditional storytelling.

The Festival has always treated short films with the highest regard and gives a home to both established and new filmmakers with shorts for audiences to discover and celebrate. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is made for risk-taking. Short films are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences.

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Treaty Day Film Festival: block 1

Treaty Day Film Festival: block 1

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


Schedule:
Opening Song, Remarks, Land Acknowledgment
Joe Buffalo, Fast Horse (2 Short Films)
SOOYII/ Feature
Q&A

“Sooyii” tells the story of the 18th century introduction of smallpox brought by Spaniards on horseback, to the Indigenous peoples of the New World. It is a personal adventure documenting the devastating horror of the disease, and the power of the horse and its armor-clad riders. While the disease destroyed and turned village against village, the horse, called “Elk-Dog” and “Creature”, promised salvation to those who had never encountered a beast with such utility, strength and spirit. To the Native Americans, the Creature represented power and a chance to possibly master and destroy the raging disease.
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Treaty Day Film Festival: block 2

Treaty Day Film Festival: block 2

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


Schedule:
Welcome
Salmon People video
Women of Journeys, short film
Beans | Feature
Hy’shqe – Acknowledgement

Short film: Women of Journeys, 15 min.

Feature film: Beans, Dir. Tracey Deer, 92 min. ( https://www.emafilms.com/en/film/beans/ )
Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Oka Crisis, the turbulent Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.

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Parallel Mothers

Parallel Mothers

Playing at Pickford Film Center
123 minutes, Spain, France, In Spanish, Drama
Rated R: for some sexuality.
CCAP

Written and Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar.

Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way.

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Frankenstein (1931) (It’s Alive)

Frankenstein (1931) (It’s Alive)

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


Directed by: James Whale
Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster out of lifeless body parts.

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Tosca (Royal Opera House)

Tosca (Royal Opera House)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
205 minutes, UK, In Itialian, Opera
Rated NR: _


Rome in 1800 is in political chaos. Cesare Angelotti, a former consul of the short-lived Roman Republic, has escaped imprisonment, and seeks refuge in the church of Sant’Andrea della Valle. The painter and republican sympathizer Mario Cavaradossi promises to hide him at his country villa. Baron Scarpia, Rome’s tyrannical Chief of Police, suspects that Cavaradossi has helped Angelotti to escape. He persuades the painter’s lover, opera singer Floria Tosca, whom he himself desires, that Cavaradossi has betrayed her. She leaves to confront Cavaradossi at his villa and Scarpia orders his men to follow her, in the hope they’ll find Angelotti.

Scarpia arrests Cavaradossi, and tortures him in Tosca’s presence until she reveals Angelotti’s hiding place. Scarpia subsequently condemns Cavaradossi to death. Alone with Tosca, Scarpia tells her that he will save Cavaradossi – but only if Tosca spends the night with him. Will Tosca yield to the man she hates to save the man she loves?

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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