Programs

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

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 Meghan
The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in...
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Faust (Royal Opera House)

Gounod's Faust (1859) was one of the world's most popular operas from the 1860s to World War II, and remains a core repertory work. The story, adapted by Gounod's librettists Jules Barbier and Michel Carré from Carré's play Faust et Marguerite, is based on Part I of Goethe's epic poem Faust, which was a major inspiration for many composers during the 19th century and beyond. Gounod added a ballet to Act V when Faust received its first Paris Opéra staging...
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Masters of Asian Cinema: Daughter of the Nile

A compelling Taiwanese drama about a wistful schoolgirl (Yang Lin) who is peripherally involved in a teen-aged crime ring. She escapes from the harshness of her surrounding reality by reading her favorite comic book, Daughter of the Nile. Despite its inherent whimsical nature, the film is a straight-on look at urban decay in modern Taiwan....
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The Most Dangerous Year

Presented by Youth Pride and PFLAG Bellingham. Reception at 5pm with snacks provided by PFLAG. Q&A after the film.

As a dark wave of anti-transgender "bathroom bills" began sweeping across the nation, The Human Rights Campaign called 2016 the most dangerous year ever for transgender Americans. Filmmaker Vlada Knowlton captured the ensuing civil rights battle from the perspective of a group of embattled parents -- including herself and her husband, parents of a young trans girl -- fighting to...
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School of Rock

Pickford Family Matinee. Presented by Bank of the Pacific, Tickets are only $1.

The world's least-employable heavy metal guitarist is entrusted with the minds of upstate New York's best and brightest in this fish-out-of-water comedy. Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There's only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their "embarrassing" lead guitarist. When his band votes him...
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Van Gogh & Japan (Exhibition on Screen)

“I envy the Japanese” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.

One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th...
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Nureyev

This striking documentary from BAFTA nominated directors Jacqui Morris and David Morris traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev, the most famous male dancer that transcended fame in the dance world to become a pop culture icon of his time. It charts his rise from humble beginnings, to his eventual defection to the West, an event that shocked the world. The film features never-before-seen footage and contextualizes not just the man, but also the times in which he lived,...
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The Dead Don’t Die

Three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert must band together to defeat the undead that are terrorizing their peacful town.

Featuring the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch....
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Mad Max: Fury Road

Rocket Sci-Fi, introduction by Steve Meyers.
Filmmaker George Miller gears up for another post-apocalyptic action adventure with Fury Road, the fourth outing in the Mad Max film series. Charlize Theron stars alongside Tom Hardy (Bronson), with Zoe Kravitz, Adelaide Clemens, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley heading up the supporting cast....
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The Audience (National Theatre Live)

Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award®-winning production of The Audience.

Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, the original broadcast returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.
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The River and the Wall

The River and the Wall follows five friends on a 1,200 mile journey along the US-Mexico border from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico. Riding horses, bicycles, and paddling canoes, they travel along the Rio Grande and meet with landowners, border patrol agents, congressmen on both sides of the aisle, immigrants, wildlife biologists, and folks on either side of the Rio to better understand where a physical border wall would go and the impacts it would have. The immigrant...
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The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other...
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NY Dog Film Festival 2019

The NY Dog Film Festival is an annual celebration of the love between dogs and their peoplethrough short films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain. With a New York City premiere of new dog-themed films every December, the double-feature of animated, documentary and narrative short films spreads the love traveling across the United States, benefiting local animal welfare groups that bring people and pets together.

3 hours total, including a 30 minute intermission....
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General Magic

Detailing the visionary work of General Magic, a barely known tech company from the 1990s, this documentary film uncovers a Silicon Valley company who designed a smartphone-type device, complete with emojis, that was years ahead of its time. Featuring interviews and archival footage of past employees now hugely successful names in their own right, the film spotlights a timeline of technological innovation and analyzes how timing is paramount....
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All Is True

The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father....
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NY Cat Film Festival 2019

The annual NY Cat Film Festival is a philanthropic celebration through film of our relationship with the mysterious felines who share our world.
After a New York City premiere every December with two new programs of short films, the festival travels to dozens of cities nationwide, benefitting a local animal welfare group that works on behalf of kitty cats.

3 hours total, including a 30 minute intermission....
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Triple Bill: Within the Golden Hour / New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Flight Pattern (Royal Opera House)

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today's leading choreographers. Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bossi and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Pite's Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses Górecki's familiar music and a large dance ensemble for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work created on The Royal Ballet by...
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Drunken Master (1978)

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 Darcy
Drunken Master follows Wong Fei-hong (Jackie Chan), a troublesome youth who is sent to receive martial arts instruction from his uncle (Siu Tien Yuen), the hard-drinking title character. Wong runs away, but runs afoul of some local villains. Beaten badly, he returns to his uncle, who trains him in "drunken-style"...
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The Taming of the Shrew (Royal Shakespeare Company)

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

The set is designed by Stephen Brimson Lewis with costumes designed by Hannah Clark and lighting by Matt...
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The Fall of the American Empire

Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy is forced to work as a deliveryman to afford a decent living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold up gone terribly wrong: two dead and millions in money bags laying on the ground. Pierre-Paul is confronted with a dilemma: leave empty handed, or take the money and run?...
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