Programs

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Third Eye Cinema is a monthly series at the Limelight programmed by Pickford staff and sponsored by Film is Truth. Tickets are only $5!

Programmed by Kevin
Kurt Russell plays hard-boiled truck driver Jack Burton, who gets caught in a bizarre conflict within, and underneath, San Francisco's Chinatown. An ancient Chinese prince and Chinatown crime lord has kidnapped a beautiful green-eyed woman, who is the fiancee to Jack's best friend. Jack must help his friend rescue the...
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The Queen of Spades (Royal Opera House)

The penniless soldier Gherman has fallen in love with Liza, even though she is engaged to his friend Yeletsky. Gherman learns that Liza's guardian the Countess knows a winning three-card formula. Gherman determines to wrest the secret from the Countess, gain a fortune through gambling and marry Liza.

Tchaikovsky began work on The Queen of Spades in 1889. He based it on a short story by Alexander Pushkin, one of his favourite writers. He and his brother Modest (his...
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Girlfriends (1978)

The Distaff Side: Women Directors of the 70s. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

A photographer is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she has to learn how to deal with living alone. Directed by Claudia Weill.

"One of the great cinematic injustices of the late 20th century is that while Woody Allen’s name became synonymous with the neurotic artist living in...
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Everybody Knows

The film follows Laura (Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister's wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed....
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Zoo: Bellingham Children’s Film Festival

Presented as part of the Bellingham Children's Film Festival. Tickets are only $5! It's opening night, so join us for a Red Carpet Ice Cream Social sponsored by Trader Joe's!

In 1941 marksmen from the Royal Ulster Constabulary, following a Directive from The Ministry of Public Security, shot dead 23 animals at Belfast Zoo. They destroyed one hyena, six wolves, one puma, one tiger, one black bear, one Barbary lion, two polar bears, one lynx and giant rat...
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Small But Mighty: Bellingham Children’s Film Festival

Presented as part of the Bellingham Children's Film Festival. Tickets are only $5!

It’s around the world adventure time with vibrant characters who are out to laugh, sing, solve puzzles, eat tasty food and spread their wings and fly. Parents: feel free to whisper subtitles to your little ones during this storybook collection, or just sit back and enjoy the enjoy the music of other languages. The colorful stories here are simple to follow! Ages 2+.

Enjoy casual...
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Seize the Day: Bellingham Children’s Film Festival

Presented as part of the Bellingham Children's Film Festival. Tickets are only $5!

Some days seem made for saying “hip-hip-hooray,” but others times can bring more challenges and hills to climb. These animated films are filled with stories of breakthroughs and learning to appreciate how our friends and families can make the world go around in the most magical way. Ages 5+.

Enjoy casual interactive art activities in our lobby all day! Join in or admire the creations...
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Modest Heroes: Bellingham Children’s Film Festival

Presented as part of the Bellingham Children's Film Festival.
Brought to you by Bank of the Pacific, Tickets are only $1!

Modest Heroes is an ambitious anthology of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today. Together, the stories (Kanini & Kanino, Life Ain't Gonna Lose, Invisible) explore ideas of heroism in everyday life, and the infinite potential of the short film format allows the directors and Studio Ponoc to experiment...
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Beyond the Rainbow: Bellingham Children’s Film Festival

Presented as part of the Bellingham Children's Film Festival. Tickets are only $5!

Enter a beautifully animated wonderland of timeless tales, fables and fantastic yarns. You’ll meet a kitten who masters the briny deep, creatures who live a world made of wool, two lemurs who take a voyage to the beyond, a jungle where animals and humans coexist in peace, a place in the woods where friendly monsters live, and a cyclist who keeps the world spinning round. Ages...
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Force for Nature: Bellingham Children’s Film Festival

Presented as part of the Bellingham Children's Film Festival. Tickets are only $5!

These live-action and animation films, including documentaries and fables, tell stories about the beauty of the earth and its creatures, meant to instill in us all a stronger determination to save our beautiful blue planet and respect all the life and diversity it contains. Ages 9+.

Enjoy casual interactive art activities in our lobby all day! Join in or admire the creations of others....
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Journeys, Genders, and Identity: Bellingham Children’s Film Festival

Presented as part of the Bellingham Children's Film Festival. Tickets are only $5!

This shorts program celebrates beautiful and complex stories of identity and diversity — just like you, the people you will meet in this program are one of kind, finding their way towards their authentic selves, rejecting stereotypes and reaching out to others who respect and affirm their journeys. Ages 11+.

Enjoy casual interactive art activities in our lobby all day! Join in or admire the...
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Hester Street (1974)

The Distaff Side: Women Directors of the 70s. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gitl (Carol Kane) has just arrived in America from Russia with her son. She has come to meet her husband, Jake (Steven Keats), who has been in the States for some time and is comfortably settled. While Gitl struggles to find her place in this country, she clashes with Jake, who has fully embraced their new homeland. Directed by Joan Micklin...
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Masters of Asian Cinema: The World

A young dancer, her security-guard boyfriend and others work at World Park, a bizarre cross-pollination of Las Vegas and Epcot Center where visitors can interact with famous international monuments without ever leaving the Bejing suburbs. Daily lavish shows are performed amongst replicas of the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, St. Mark's Square, Big Ben, the Pyramids and even the Twin Towers. But working beyond the kitsch potential, 'The World' casts a compassionate eye on the daily loves, friendships and desperate...
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Aliens (1986)

Rocket Sci-Fi, introduction by Steve Meyers.
57 years after Ellen Ripley had a close encounter with the reptilian alien creature from the first movie, she is called back, this time, to help a group of highly trained colonial marines fight off against the sinister extraterrestrials. But this time, the aliens have taken over a space colony on the moon LV-426. When the colonial marines are called upon to search the deserted space colony, they later find out that they are...
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La traviata (Royal Opera House)

Alfredo Germont and the courtesan Violetta Valéry fall in love at a party in Violetta's Paris salon. Alfredo is determined to cure Violetta of her tuberculosis, and the couple leave Paris and begin a contented life in the country. But Violetta's happiness is destroyed when Alfredo's father Giorgio Germont pays her a visit.

Verdi based La traviata on Alexandre Dumas fils's novel and play La Dame aux camélias, inspired by the life and death of the real Parisian...
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Wanda (1970)

The Distaff Side: Women Directors of the 70s. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

With her first and only feature film, Barbara Loden turned in a groundbreaking work of American independent cinema. Set amid a soot-choked Pennsylvania landscape and shot in an intimate verite style, the film takes up with distant and soft-spoken Wanda (Loden), who has left her husband, lost custody of her children, and now finds herself alone, drifting between dingy bars and...
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Styx

Rike--40, a doctor from Europe--embodies a typical Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike's everyday life, as an emergency doctor, before she fulfills a long-held dream and sails out to sea alone in her sailing boat. Her goal: Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. But her dream holiday is quickly broken off on the high seas, when, after a storm, she finds herself near a stricken fishing boat. Around a hundred...
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Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano)

From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture's values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success despite his tribe's matriarch Ursula's (Carmiña Martínez) disapproval. Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up...
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Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood (Exhibition on Screen)

Produced by Sky Italia and Magnitudo.
A journey through life, works and struggles of Michelangelo Merisi from Caravaggio. His existence, no less than his art, is characterized by lights and shadows, contrasts and contradictions, genius and sobriety. Revolutionary artist, he was often not so beloved by contemporaries. He travelled Italy in search of luck or perhaps in search of himself, escaping the enemies that he always found at his passage. Milan, Venice, Rome, Naples, Malta, Sicily. His death seems a...
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Mikey and Nicky (1976)

The Distaff Side: Women Directors of the 70s. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Nickey (John Cassavetes) is a small-time Jewish gangster in trouble with the mob. He calls on his lifelong friend Mikey (Peter Falk) for help. During the night the two spend together, the power of their friendship is undermined by their mutual nastiness and pressing financial concerns. Directed by Elaine May.

"[May's] genius for finding the squirmy humanity within toxic characters...
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