October 1st through October 28th


Each October the Pickford showcases Doctober—a month-long documentary film festival dedicated to one of Bellingham’s proven favorite genres, the documentary. Doctober is the largest documentary festival in the Northwest, screening over 40 films in one month. For this festival the Pickford partners with local organizations to bring important issues to the screen; many screenings feature special guests, filmmakers, pre-screening receptions, and guided group discussions. Check out what’s in store for Doctober 2021!

Click on film descriptions in “CHECK OUT THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM” to get your tickets!


Pick up your Doctober Challenge punchcard at the Pickford. See 8 Documentaries to earn 8 punches, and redeem your completed card at the box office for two free passes and your choice between one piece of merchandise or one entry into a drawing for a Goldfinger Card–that’s one year of free movies for you and a guest!


additional sponsors

Ann Reinhart
Becky Brunk
Coldwell Banker BAIN
Frank Ellars
Edward Jones
Janet Ott & Associates
LIFE Aesthetic Center | Hearing Health Clinic
Proliance Pacific Rim
Orthopaedic Surgeons
Saturna Capital
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