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Belfast

Belfast

Playing at Pickford Film Center
98 minutes, United Kingdom, In English, Drama
Rated PG-13: for some violence and strong language
CCAP

Directed by Kenneth Branagh and current front-runner for Best Picture at the Oscars, this semi-autobiographical coming-of-age film — a poignant story of love, laughter, and loss — chronicles the life of a young boy and his working class family, who experience the social tumult of Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the late 1960s.

Starring newcomer Jude Hill, Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds, and the inimitable Judi Dench.

Open Captioned shows Sunday 12/05 @ 1:15 PM

Refreshment Free screening (MASKS ON THE WHOLE TIME) Tuesday 11/30 4:00 PM &12/7 @ 1:15 PM

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The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog

Playing at Pickford Film Center
127 minutes, USA, In English, Western, Drama
Rated R: for brief sexual content/full nudity.
CCAP

Directed by: Jane Campion

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

NO food screening 12/7 3:15 PM Masks need to be worn at all times during this screening.

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The Danish Collector: Delacroix to Gauguin (Exhibition on screen)

The Danish Collector: Delacroix to Gauguin (Exhibition on screen)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, France, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _


For many years no-one was interested in the art of the Impressionists. Artists like Monet, Degas and Renoir were vilified, attacked, and left penniless as a result.
Then, something remarkable happened. A new breed of collectors emerged and, before long, they were battling to acquire any work by these new, radical artists that they could find. Amongst them was the visionary Danish businessman Wilhelm Hansen. It was an extraordinary moment in art history; full of drama, intrigue and subterfuge.

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The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch

Playing at Pickford Film Center
103 minutes, Germany, USA, In English, French W/ English subtitles, Romance, Comedy
Rated R: for graphic nudity, some sexual references and language
CCAP

THE FRENCH DISPATCH Directed by Wes Anderson, brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city. It stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.

Open Captioned shows Sunday 12/5 10:45 AM.

Refreshment Free screening (MASKS ON THE WHOLE TIME) Tuesday 11/30 3:30 PM and 12/07 3:45

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Julia

Julia

Playing at Pickford Film Center
95 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated PG-13: for brief strong language/sexual reference, and some thematic elements.
CCAP

Directed by: Julie Cohen and Betsy West.
Julia tells the story of the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women.

OCAP show 12/5 1:05 PM.
NO FOOD masks on whole time show 12/7 1:00 PM.

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The Souvenir: Part II

The Souvenir: Part II

Playing at Pickford Film Center
108 minutes, UK, In English, Drama
Rated R: for some strong sexuality, and language


Directed by Joanna Hogg
The Souvenir: Part II is a companion piece to The Souvenir (2017). The original follows a film student, Julie who, while pursuing her filmmaking, becomes romantically involved with a man who, it is clear, is wholly untrustworthy and whom we desperately wish she’d extricate herself from. The Souvenir ends in tragedy — and Part II then picks up where the first film left off, with Julie trying to make sense of the tragedy and of her previous romantic relationship, by way of making a film about it.
Part II, as such, is a beautifully complex study of both grief, loneliness, and of how art (specifically cinema) intersects with and can channel (and maybe redeem) grief and forge a way into new connections.
Audiences won’t necessarily need to see the first film first to see Part II, though the first is also very much worth seeing (and it’s streaming now on Kanopy, accessible via the wcls website for library patrons).
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War Horse (National Theatre)

War Horse (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
150 minutes, UK, In English, Performing Arts
Rated NR: _


The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse, broadcast live from London’s West End to cinemas.

Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

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Benedetta

Benedetta

Playing at Pickford Film Center
131 minutes, France, Belgium, Netherlands, In French, Latin, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Rated NR: _


Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.
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The Novice

The Novice

Playing at Pickford Film Center
94 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated R: for language, some sexuality and brief disturbing material.


Directed by: Lauren Hadaway.
A college freshman joins her university’s rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost.
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Gremlins

Gremlins

Playing at Pickford Film Center
106 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Rated PG: _


Directed by: Joe Dante.
A young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
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A Christmas Story (Kid Pickford)

A Christmas Story (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
93 minutes, USA, In English, Children’s
Rated PG: _


In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

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The lost Daughter

The lost Daughter

Playing at Pickford Film Center
121 minutes, United States, Greece, In English, Drama
Rated R: for sexual content/nudity and language
CCAP

Directed by: Maggie Gyllenhaal.
A woman’s beach vacation takes a dark turn when she begins to confront the troubles of her past.
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Licorice Pizza

Licorice Pizza

Playing at Pickford Film Center
133 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rated R: for language, sexual material and some drug use.
CCAP

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love.
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Missing in Brooks County (ITVS)

Missing in Brooks County (ITVS)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
60 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _


Directed by: Jeff Bemiss and Lisa Molomot
Migrants go missing in rural Brooks County, Texas more than anywhere else in the U.S. For many families, community activist Eddie Canales is the last hope for finding loved ones.
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A Son (Un Fils)

A Son (Un Fils)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
95 minutes, Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Qatar, In Arabic, French, Drama
Rated NR: _


Directed by: Mehdi Barsaoui.
11 year old Aziz needs a liver transplant after being seriously injured during a terrorist ambush while on holiday in 2011. At the hospital a family secret will be revealed.
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A Touch of Sin  (Cinema East)

A Touch of Sin (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
129 minutes, China, Japan, France, In Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Acrtion, Drama
Rated NR: _


Directed by: Zhangke Jia.

Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

Introduced by: Roger Thompson, History Professor at WWU.

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Skylight (National Theatre)

Skylight (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
135 minutes, UK, In English, Drama
Rated NR: _
Performing Arts

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Bill Nighy, whose extensive film credits include Love Actually, Notes on a Scandal and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and whose stage roles include Pravda and the world premiere of David Hare’s The Vertical Hour on Broadway, plays alongside Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby, An Education) who is making her West End stage debut, and Matthew Beard (An Education, One Day, The Look of Love).

Tickets are $16 for Pickford members, $20 general admission, $10 for students/military.
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Drive My Car

Drive My Car

Playing at Pickford Film Center
179 minutes, Japan, In Japanese, English, Korean Sign Language, German, Mandarin, Tagalog, Korean, Indonesian, Drama
Rated NR: _


Directed by: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Nishijima Hidetoshi is a stage actor and director happily married to his playwright wife. Then one day she disappears.

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NYICFF: Kid Flicks Two 8+  (Kid Pickford)

NYICFF: Kid Flicks Two 8+ (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
78 minutes, Varies, In Varies, Shorts
Rated NR: Suitable for Children 8+


Kid Flicks Two brings plenty of fun, plus deeper themes and multilingual films with English subtitles.

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Frankenstein (1931) (It’s Alive)

Frankenstein (1931) (It’s Alive)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
71 minutes, USA, In English, Drama, Horror, Sci Fi
Rated NR: _


Directed by: James Whale
Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster out of lifeless body parts.

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Apart  (ITVS)

Apart (ITVS)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
60 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _


Directed by: Jennifer Redfearn.
U.S. prisons and jails lead the world in incarcerating women—what happens when they return to their families?
This intimate portrait dives into the heart of America’s opioid crisis through the reentry of three mothers imprisoned for drug-related crimes. As the women prepare to rejoin their families after years of incarceration, they enter an innovative prison program in Cleveland, Ohio where they lean on each other to learn the skills it will take to get a job, stay sober, and win the trust of their kids. After facing alienation and addiction, the women begin to see the promise of reunion and redemption.

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Secret Sunshine  (Cinema East)

Secret Sunshine (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
142 minutes, South Korea, In Korean, Drama
Rated NR: _


Directed by: Chang-dong Lee,

When her husband passes away in an automobile accident, Shin-ae relocates down south to her late husband’s hometown of Miryang. Despite her efforts to settle down, in this unfamiliar and much too normal place, she finds that she can’t quite fit in. Helping her out is Kim Jong-chan, a good-intentioned but bothersome bachelor, who owns a car repair shop. Life plods on. However, fate takes a vicious turn when Shin-ae loses her son in the most horrific way a mother could imagine. She turns to Christianity to relieve the pain in her heart, but when even this is not permitted, she wages a war against God.

Introduction by: Kristen Parris, Political Science Professor, WWU.

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Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre)

Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
170 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: .


James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the London’s West End.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford members, $20 general admission, $10 for students/military.
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NYICFF: Viva Kids! (Kid Pickford)

NYICFF: Viva Kids! (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
65 minutes, Varies, In Varies, Shorts
Rated NR: Suitable for kids 8+


¡Viva Kid Flicks! celebrates the best Spanish-language short films from around the globe. These brilliant tales, with a range of kids’ perspectives, speak volumes in any tongue.

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Maverick Modigliani (Great Art Onscreen)

Maverick Modigliani (Great Art Onscreen)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, Italy, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _


The tangled, toxic life and stunning masterworks of one of the twentieth century’s most brilliant but ignored artists are vividly explored in this dazzling biography. Born in Livorno, an Italian port city with a thriving Jewish community, painter-sculptor Amedeo Modigliani found his aesthetic in Paris among the forerunners of the avant-garde. But his repute as a notorious womanizer, addict and vagabond eclipses his artistic triumphs. His story is told from a unique perspective, the imagined voice of Jeanne Héburtene, his last muse and student who was tragically driven to despair. This centennial commemoration of Modigliani’s death unwinds through great museums and art collections, as experts provide insight into the misunderstood genius.

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Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (It’s Alive)

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (It’s Alive)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
75 minutes, English, In Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, It’s Alive!
Rated NR: _


Directed by: James Whale

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

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Follies (National Theatre)

Follies (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
135 minutes, UK, In English, Musical
Rated NR: _


Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Tickets are $16 for Pickford members, $20 general admission, $10 for students/military.
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Writing With Fire  (ITVS)

Writing With Fire (ITVS)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
60 minutes, India, In Hindi w/ English Subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: _


Directed by: Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh.

In the midst of a patriarchal news landscape, the reporters with Khabar Lahariya – India’s only all-female news network – are taking it upon themselves to redefine power.

In the midst of a crowded, patriarchal news landscape, the reporters with Khabar Lahariya – India’s only all-female news network – are taking it upon themselves to cover their country’s inequities with unflinching and intrepid determination. Armed only with their smartphones, these fearless journalists roam the state of Uttar Pradesh, exposing the country’s extremist Hindu leadership, rape culture, and rampant corruption that victimizes those without voice or power. They investigate the incompetence of the local police force, listen to and stand by victims of caste and gender violence, and challenge long-standing, harmful practices that lead to injustice and intimidation.

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True Mothers (Cinema East)

True Mothers (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
140 minutes, Japan, France, In Japanese w/ English Subtitles, Drama
Rated NR: _


It is not strange or unusual for a couple to want to procreate and have a child. However, things are not proceeding smoothly for the couple formed by Kiyokazu and his wife Satoko. Despite steadily trying to get the wife pregnant the couple yield to reality and, exhorted by a professional association, the couple proceed to adopt a boy. They two are happily adapting to their adopted son, but a woman named Hikari Katakura shows up soon enough emphasizing she is the boy’s biological mother. Satoko decides to face Hikari. —aghaemi

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Frida Kahlo (Exhibition on Screen)

Frida Kahlo (Exhibition on Screen)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, Mexico, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _


Who was Frida Kahlo? Everyone knows her, but who was the woman behind the bright colours, the big brows, and the floral crowns?

Take a journey through the life of a true icon, discover her art, and uncover the truth behind her often turbulent life. Making use of the latest technology to deliver previously unimaginable quality, we take an in-depth look at key works throughout her career.

Delving deeper than any film has done before, engaging with world-renowned Kahlo experts, exploring how great an artist she was, discover the real Frida Kahlo.

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Napolean: In the Name of Art (Great Art on Screen)

Napolean: In the Name of Art (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, France, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _


Marking the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s death, the documentary Napoleon: In the Name of Art explores the complex relationship between Napoleon, culture and art. Host Jeremy Irons brings audiences on a tour from Milan to Paris for a look at Napoleon’s imperial iconography and architectural style and to reflect on the relationship between power and art.

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Try Harder!  (ITVS)

Try Harder! (ITVS)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
60 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _


Directed by: Debbie Lum.
At a prestigious public high school with a majority Asian American student body, fiercely competitive seniors share the dream, and the stress, of getting into a top university.
San Francisco’s Lowell High, one of the best public schools in the country, draws high achievers–nearly 70% Asian Americans–from across the city into a fiercely competitive universe. The camera follows seniors through the hallways and into classrooms as the pressure intensifies to impress admissions officers at elite universities with their report cards, test scores, and overall awesomeness. The students proudly own their identity as nerds and tell their stories with candor and humor despite the stress. The film asks: How do these kids define their identities outside of acceptance letters?

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Easter in Art (Exhibition on Screen)

Easter in Art (Exhibition on Screen)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
85 minutes, Jerusalem, USA, Europe, In English, Many w/English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: _


The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history. From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment.

This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day. Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all. The greatest story ever painted.

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The Cloud-Capped Star  (Cinema East)

The Cloud-Capped Star (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
134 minutes, India, In Bengali, with English subtitles, Drama, Musical
Rated NR: _


Directed by: Ritwik Ghatak
“Meghe Dhaka Tara” tells the tragic story of the beautiful daughter of a middle-class refugee family from East Pakistan, living in the outskirts of Calcutta under modest circumstances. Neeta sacrifices everything for her family, including her personal happiness, her money, and her health, while her achievements are hardly ever recognized by the people around her.—meitschi
Introduced by: Dharitri Bhattacharjee, History Professor, WWU

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No Man’s Land (National Theatre)

No Man’s Land (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
150 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: .


Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.
 
One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby.  As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.
 
Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.

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The Mummy (1932) (It’s Alive)

The Mummy (1932) (It’s Alive)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
72 minutes, USA, In English, Fantasy, Horror
Rated NR: _


Directed by: Karl Freund

An Egyptian mummy returns to life to stalk the reincarnation of his lost love.

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By the Time It Gets Dark (Cinema East)

By the Time It Gets Dark (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
105 minutes, Thailand, France, Qatar, Netherlands, In Thai, Drama
Rated NR: _


Directed by: Anocha Suwichakornpong.

In 1970, She was student activist, a waitress who keeps changing her job, now a film director. All lives loosely connected to each others.

Introduction from Jeff Purdue: Cinema East series curator, WWU librarian and film professor

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A View fom the Bridge (National Theatre)

A View fom the Bridge (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
115 minutes, UK, In English, Performing Arts
Rated NR: _


Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.
The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.
The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford members, $20 general admission, $10 for students/military.
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Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition  (Great Art on Screen)

Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, Egypt, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _


To mark the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition offers audiences an extraordinary opportunity to meet the Pharaoh, with exclusive coverage of how 150 of his treasures were moved to become part of the biggest international exhibition ever dedicated to him. Explore a continuous dialogue of cross-references between the ancient past when the Pharaoh was alive, the more recent times which saw the discovery of his Tomb by archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922, and the present day with exhibitions and studies dedicated to Ancient Egypt.

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Pissarro: Father of Impressionism (Exhibition on Screen)

Pissarro: Father of Impressionism (Exhibition on Screen)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _


It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed, and he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work. Pissarro found his passion in paint as a young man in Paris, and by the age of 43 had corralled a group of enthusiastic artists into a new collective. Their first show was scorned by the critics, but the group had acquired a new name, The Impressionists. For the next 40 years Pissarro was the driving force behind what has today become the world’s favorite artistic movement. The Ashmolean Museum, the UK’s first ever public museum, houses a wonderfully rich collection, including the remarkable Pissarro archive. With exclusive access to most extensive archive of any Impressionist painter, and to the first major Pissarro retrospective in four decades, this film explores and highlights the enthralling and hugely important biography and output of an incredible artist.

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The Invisible Man (1933) (It’s Alive)

The Invisible Man (1933) (It’s Alive)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
71 minutes, USA, In English, Horror, Sci-Fi
Rated NR: _


Directed by: James Whale.
A scientist’s experiments with invisibility turn him into a madman.
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Book of Dust (National Theatre)

Book of Dust (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
180 minutes, UK, In English, Performing Arts
Rated NR: _


Set twelve years before his epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Phillip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.

Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.

Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe. Broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford Members, $20 General Admission, $10 for Students.
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The Black Cat (1934) (It’s Alive)

The Black Cat (1934) (It’s Alive)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
65 minutes, USA, In English, Latin, Hungarian, Adventure, Crime, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Rated NR: _


Driected by: Edgar G. Ulmer
American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.
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Pompeii: Sin City  (Great Art on Screen)

Pompeii: Sin City (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, Italy, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _


An exploration of Pompeii, a city cloaked in mystery and depicted through images and words by the great artists and writers who experienced and imagined it over the course of history: from Pliny the Younger to Picasso, from Emily Dickinson to Jean Cocteau. Famously known for the catastrophic volcanic eruption which buried Pompeii along with its inhabitants over 2000 years ago, Pompeii: Sin City hosted by Isabella Rossellini offers audiences an extraordinary snapshot of Roman life, frozen at the moment of burial, showing how its citizens lived their lives, spent their free time, experienced pleasure, passion, religion and ultimately, their fate.

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Hex (National Theatre)

Hex (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
180 minutes, UK, In English, Performing Arts
Rated NR: _


A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss.

Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundred-year quest to somehow make everything right.

Rufus Norris directs Rosalie Craig (The Ferryman, Company) in this new musical filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, with music by Jim Fortune, book by Tanya Ronder.

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Botticelli, Florence and the Medici  (Great Art on Screen)

Botticelli, Florence and the Medici (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, Italy, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _


Florence in the era of the powerhouse Italian statesman, politician and patron Lorenzo de’ Medici, was the heart of Renaissance art and culture. One artist, above all others, was able to evoke the lights and shadows of this unforgettable era: Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510). Through Botticelli: Florence and the Medici, we re-live Florence and all its art workshops through Botticelli’s life, his collaborations, his challenges and successes. From the outset of Botticelli’s career under the wing of the Medici family, he established himself as the inventor of an ideal beauty, seen in works such as The Allegory of Spring and the Birth of Venus. The death of Lorenzo de Medici marked the downward spiral of the Florentine master, who was destined to be forgotten for over three centuries, but the rediscovery of Botticelli by the Pre-Raphaelites reignited a genuine fascination with the artist and sparked a Botticelli-mania which continues to this day.

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Dracula (Spanish Language Version)  (It’s Alive)

Dracula (Spanish Language Version) (It’s Alive)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
104 minutes, USA, In Spanish with English subtitles, Horror
Rated NR: _


Directed by: George Melford.
Drácula was made as part of Hollywood studios’ attempts to make films for foreign-language audiences. By 1930, Universal had focused primarily on developing Spanish-language films for the foreign market. Filming began on October 10, 1930 where it was shot on the same sets as Tod Browning ‘s production of Dracula . Director Melford watched the footage of the same day and applied what he saw to film his own version.

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Venice, Infinitely Avant-garde  (Great Art on Screen)

Venice, Infinitely Avant-garde (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, Italy, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _


A tour of the magical city, Venice: Infinitely Avant Garde showcases masterpieces by Tiepolo, Canaletto, Rosalba Carriera and the intellectuals who fell in love with Venice: from Canova to Goethe, Lord Byron to Walter Scott, down to the great Hollywood stars drawn to its yearly Film Festival. 1600 years after its legendary foundation, Venice continues to be unique for its urban landscape and for its rich history, but above all, the city is unique for its identity, which combines the charm of decadence with the excitement of being on the cutting edge.

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