Notes From The Program Director | Week of August 25th, 2023
Notes From The Program Director
Week of August 18th, 2023
Just a quick note from me this week as I’m immersed in Doctober festival planning. We’re ramping up to the September 5 online release of our full Doctober schedule, when you’ll be able to browse all of our festival titles online and start marking your calendars with screening dates. And if you’ve been checking our website regularly, you may have noticed a few Doctober Easter eggs there already, a sneak peek at some of our confirmed films!
In addition to a whole slate of wonderful films this October, we’ll also be welcoming several filmmakers for Q&A’s, both in person and virtually, and we’re excited to share with you who those honored guests will be. Stay tuned, too, for information about festival passes for this year’s Doctober, as well as for news about our new Audience Award, where you, as patrons, will get a chance to vote for your favorite Doctober films, and then we’ll be honoring those favorites at the conclusion of the festival.
In the meantime, as we wait for Doctober, we have some great films lined up for you this week:
BarbieandOppenheimercontinue their runs with us,Barbie, in particular, earning a spot as one of the most beloved films in Pickford history. Additionally, always a favorite each season, the adorableCat Video Festreturns with a 2023 edition. A portion of the proceeds from every run ofCat Video Festgoes to animals in need, and this year, 10% of total box office from all screenings will go to Maui Humane Society and 100% of Pickford's proceeds on Sunday's August 27 show at 2:25 PM will be donated to Maui Humane Society.
We also have several special film events this week includingThe Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd, playing on Saturday, August 26; the final showing ofNational Theatre Live’s Fleabagon Sunday, August 27;Storytellers Seasonal, a wonderful gathering of local filmmakers presenting short films on Wednesday, August 30; and finally, Christopher Nolan’sInsomnia, an underrated 2002 thriller starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank, selected by you Pickford patrons and playing Thursday, August 31.