White Coat Rebels

White Coat Rebels

Playing at Pickford Film Center
82 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Taking Action
Rated NR: _


Few docs speak to this moment in time quite like this one. Find out about Big Pharma’s corrupting influence on the medical profession and meet a handful of health care workers determined to buck the system.

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The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated R: for language, sexual content, nudity and some drug material

for language, sexual content, nudity


It’s only appropriate that when legendary filmmaker Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, I’m Not There) went looking for a subject for his first foray into documentaries he chose a band equally as legendary: the Velvet Underground. This is the documentary equivalent of game recognizing game. Not to be missed.

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Storm Lake

Storm Lake

Playing at Pickford Film Center
85 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Taking Action
Rated NR: _


Iowa’s Storm Lake Times is one of the last of its kind: a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper. It barely breaks even and when Storm Lake becomes a national COVID hotspot, loss of ad revenue threatens the existence of the paper right when the town needs it most. It’s the story of journalism writ large as seen through a small-town lens.

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The Crab Season w/Lessons for Jeju

The Crab Season w/Lessons for Jeju

Playing at Pickford Film Center
64 minutes, France, In French, DOC-Bio
Rated NR: _


The Crab Season: From March to November, Christophe Leboucher, who is profoundly visually impaired, hikes to the foot of the cliffs at Etretat at low tide, where he spelunks with his stick and hands into tiny crevices hunting crab and lobster, reminding us there are other ways to see the world. 51m. Unrated.

+ Short: Lessons for Jeju: When diver and expectant mother Kimi Werner travels to the island of Jeju to meet her heroes, the haenyeo—a group of freediving and fishing women—she finds inspiring life lessons.

Scrum

Scrum

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


Presented by Chuckanut Bay Rugby. Rugby is an overwhelmingly white sport. Frank McKinney, the only Black college rugby coach in the United States, aims to change that, building a team of all races and backgrounds. This is an inspirational story, yes, but it’s also one rooted in reality—and reality can be complicated stuff.

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Try Harder

Try Harder

Playing at Pickford Film Center
85 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Civil Life
Rated G: _


Go inside the hallowed and highly competitive halls of San Francisco’s Lowell High, one of the best public schools in the nation. With an elite and highly skilled student body, the culture is overachieving and the pressure intense as they all vie for acceptance at the same top universities.

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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.