Pickford Film Center

Pickford Film Center
Located at 1318 Bay St. at the epicenter of Bellingham Arts District, Pickford Film Center offers two-screens and state of the art, high definition digital audio and visual equipment to provide you the best cinema experience available. Make yourself at home in our welcoming lobby – perfect for relaxing before the film or meeting a group of friend to discuss your favorite directors over a bottle of wine from our seasonally curated wine list. Free wi-fi, concessions that just won’t quit, and a rotating selection of the very best movies out there – PFC is the place to be!
Pickford Film Center | 1318 Bay St. | Open 30 minutes before the first showtime of the day

Now Playing at Pickford Film Center

Arctic

A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive.

Presented by Adventures NW Magazine...
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Apollo 11

"The most perfect movie that will ever be made about its subject, Apollo 11 takes the purest documentary idea imaginable—telling the story of the first journey to the moon and back using only the footage captured in the moment—and rides it all the way home. Conceptually, it’s a masterstroke: Other films have leaned into narration or interviews, while Damien Chazelle’s brooding First Man took a somewhat incidental leap into personal grief.

But by mining a trove of NASA’s archival...
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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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Everybody Knows

The film follows Laura (Penelope 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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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Presented by Indie Lens. Tickets are FREE.
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination....
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Jurassic Park: Science on Screen

Science on Screen. Tickets are only $3!

Beginning with presentation "The Science of Jurassic Park" from Thor Hansen, Professor Emeritus of Geology at WWU. How do we know what dinosaurs were like? Are the dinosaurs depicted in Jurassic Park accurate? This presentation will explore the kinds of evidence paleontologists use to reconstruct how dinosaurs lived and just what Jurassic Park gets right and wrong about them.

Thor Hansen got his B.S. in Geology at George Washington University...
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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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Glora Bell

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.

"When filmmakers from outside the Anglosphere recycle their earlier work into English-language remakes,...
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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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CatVideoFest 2019

CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area. 10% of proceeds from this screening will be donated to the Whatcom Feline Alliance....
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Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias "The Woman of the Mountain," Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla's actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she...
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Coriolanus (Stratford Festival on Film)

See Robert Lepage's breathtaking production that explores the age-old tensions that still tear at the heart of democracy. There's one visual surprise after another in this fast-paced adaptation of William Shakespeare's famous play of war and family.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford Members, $20 General Admission, $10 for Students....
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Who Will Write Our History

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists, but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told.

Based on the book by Samuel...
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We Are Columbine

This is a story of redemption and identity. We Are Columbine examines who we are after trauma and what healing looks like for survivors of the mass shooting at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.

Offering a unique perspective, the filmmaker is also a fellow survivor of the tragedy, only a freshman in 1999. After nearly 20 years, these Columbine alumni feel they have a safe outlet to tell their stories -- honest, uncensored, and in their own...
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The Mustang

Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an "outdoor maintenance" program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang....
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Don Quixote (Royal Opera House)

Don Quixote is one of Marius Petipa's much-loved 19th-century classics - its story is drawn from Miguel de Cervantes's classic novel and set to Ludwig Minkus's score. The ballet has long been acclaimed for its virtuoso dancing, beautiful and technically demanding 'vision scene' and the famously bravura and breath-taking Act III pas de deux....
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Neither Wolf Nor Dog

A white author is summoned by a Lakota Elder (Dave Bald Eagle) who asks him to write a book about his perspective. After a blundering false start, he is all but kidnapped and sucked into a road trip through the heart of the contemporary Native American landscape.

Shown in celebration of Dave Bald Eagle's birthday on April 8th.

"You will struggle to meet anyone more interesting than Dave Bald Eagle. Born in a tipi in 1919, Dave...
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Charm City (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Presented by Indie Lens. Tickets are FREE.
Charm City delivers a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. The film highlights the positive actions undertaken by groups and individuals, optimistically offering humanity as common ground....
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Trailer Wars 10th Anniversary

It’s been two and a half years since Trailer Wars ended with its 50th edition. Since then, the great Trailer Warriors of Bellingham have lurked in the shadows with unrealized dreams of questionable feature films. To celebrate the birth of TW in April of 2009, Trailer Wars will return for one night only!

Trailer Wars challenges local creative types of all skill and experience levels to craft fake movie trailers based on a theme. The theme for this...
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