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Little Women

Little Women

Playing at Pickford Film Center
134 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated PG: (for thematic elements and brief smoking)
AD, CCAP, OCAP

Open Caption screening Wednesdays, January 15 at11:45 AM & 8:00 PM and January 22 at 3:00 PM

Little Women draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In writer-director Greta Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters—four young women each determined to live life on her own terms—is both timeless and timely.

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1917

1917

Playing at Pickford Film Center
119 minutes, UK, USA, In English, French, German, War, Drama, Action
Rated R: (for violence, some disturbing images, and language)
AD, CCAP, OCAP

Open Caption Wednesday screenings January 15 at 6:00 and January 22 at 2:45 PM.

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers–Blake’s own brother among them.

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Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Playing at Limelight Cinema
87 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Marion Stokes secretly recorded television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle and ended when Marion passed away in 2012. In total, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, and catastrophes that tell us who we were and how television has shaped the world of today.

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The Kingmaker

The Kingmaker

Playing at Limelight Cinema
101 minutes, Denmark, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated R: (for some disturbing violent content)


Centered on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines. The film explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and chronicles Imelda’s present-day push to help her son, Bongbong, win the vice-presidency. To this end, Imelda confidently rewrites her family’s history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of a matriarch’s extravagant love for her country. In an age when fake news manipulates elections, Imelda’s comeback story serves as a dark fairy tale.

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Joker

Joker

Playing at Limelight Cinema
122 minutes, USA, In English, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rated R: for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior,


In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.

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Parasite

Parasite

Playing at Pickford Film Center
132 minutes, South Korea, In Korean w/ English subtitles, Drama, Comedy, Thriller
Rated R: (for language, some violence and sexual content)


Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases modern master, director Bong Joon-ho, at the top of his game.

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It Came from Outer Space (1953)

It Came from Outer Space (1953)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
81 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction, Horror
Rated NR: .


Rocket Sci-Fi! Admission only $3. Every film features an introduction by series curator Steve Meyers.

While looking through his telescope one night, John Putnam (Richard Carlson) sees what at first appears to be a meteor shower — but it is actually a crash-landing alien spaceship! After investigating the crater from the impact, John informs the town sheriff (Charles Drake), and receives nothing but ridicule. Even his fiancée, Ellen (Barbara Rush), is skeptical. All that changes when the townsfolk start disappearing, and are replaced by eerie alien duplicates.

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Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi

Playing at Limelight Cinema
74 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


An artistically-shot, scientifically-sound, life-affirming film about mycelium: the incredible, intelligent network under our feet that has the proven ability to restore our ecosystem, repair our health, and resurrect our symbiotic relationship to nature. Fantastic Fungi aspires to be an educational, inspirational, and ultimately critical film that explores the uses and benefits of fungi in the areas of medicine, environmental engineering, and personal transformation. Narrated by Brie Larson and featuring insight from Paul Stamets, Michael Pollan, and Andrew Weil.

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Color Out of Space

Color Out of Space

Playing at Limelight Cinema
110 minutes, Portugal, USA, Malaysia, In English, Horror, Sci-Fi
Rated NR: .


Special premiere screening on Wednesday, January 22 at 8pm! Includes bonus footage and a prerecorded Q&A with Nicolas Cage.

H.P. Lovecraft’s short story Color Out of Space has inspired some of the best sci fi-horror. Nicolas Cage stars in this adaptation as Nathan Gardner, a man who finds his family, his home, and his life transformed into an unspeakable nightmare when a meteorite crashes into his front yard and brings a mutative alien organism with it.

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Clemency

Clemency

Playing at Pickford Film Center
113 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated R: (for some disturbing material, and language)


Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

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Botero

Botero

Playing at Limelight Cinema
82 minutes, Canada, In English and Spanish w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Fernando Botero is one of the world’s most popular living artists, with millions of fans transcending cultures across the globe. While his art is instantly recognizable, the story of how he became “the Maestro” is largely unknown. changes that. This beautifully filmed documentary offers an inspiring look at the power of relentless vision, unwavering conviction and a lifetime of discipline. The film brings together the man and his art to capture Botero’s essence–the quiet resolve and strength of character that allowed him to overcome poverty, decades of harsh criticism and the tragic death of his four-year-old son. Unprecedented access to the artist and his family is combined with a colorful cast of historians, curators and academics to reveal the creativity and convictions at the heart of Fernando Botero. In his sunlit studio, Botero explains that despite the fame, the accolades, and the financial success, he is still learning and discovering, because “my life is to paint.”

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Chinese Portrait

Chinese Portrait

Playing at Pickford Film Center
79 minutes, China, In Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Screening January 25 (Chinese New Year) and 26 only.

From acclaimed director Wang Xiaoshuai comes a personal snapshot of contemporary China in all its diversity. Shot over the course of ten years on both film and video, the film consists of a series of carefully composed tableaus of people and environments, each one more extraordinary than the last.Pedestrians shuffle across a bustling Beijing street, steelworkers linger outside a deserted factory, tourists laugh and scamper across a crowded beach, worshippers kneel to pray in a remote village. With a painterly eye for composition, Wang captures China as he sees it, calling to a temporary halt a land in a constant state of change.

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2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

Playing at Limelight Cinema
97 minutes, USA, In English, Shorts
Rated NR: .


The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 97-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary, and animation from around the world, the 2019 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from sharply-written comedy and drama to edgy genre and an intimate family saga.

Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is made for risk-taking. The Festival has always treated short films with the highest regard and gives a home to both established and new filmmakers with shorts for audiences to discover and celebrate.

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Coppélia (Royal Ballet)

Coppélia (Royal Ballet)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
155 minutes, UK, In English, Ballet
Rated NR: .


A classic returns to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia– a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this treat for the whole family.

Toy maker Dr Coppélius seems to have a beautiful young woman in his house: Coppélia, who sits and reads on his balcony. Franz and his fellow young villagers are curious about her and how she ignores them all. Franz’s fiancée Swanilda is not pleased by Franz’s interest in another woman, but equally curious. When Dr Coppélius goes to the local tavern, the young villagers slip into his house to introduce themselves to the strangely silent young woman.

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

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In Search of: Mozart

In Search of: Mozart

Playing at Limelight Cinema
129 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


An unmissable biography narrated by Juliet Stevenson and featuring interviews and performances with over 70 of the greatest exponents of Mozart’s music. Produced in association with the world’s leading orchestras, opera houses and musicians. Told through a 25,000 mile journey along every route Mozart followed, In Search of Mozart is a detective story that travels to the heart of old Europe… and the heart of genius itself.

Screened in honor of Mozart’s birthday!

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2020 Oscar Shorts: Animated

2020 Oscar Shorts: Animated

Playing at Limelight Cinema
120 minutes, USA, In English, Shorts
Rated NR: .


This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen. Each nominee is released in one of three distinct feature-length compilations according to their category of nomination: Live Action, Animation or Documentary. The films go into theaters around the world shortly after nominations are announced and are not released anywhere else until a few days before the Oscars. The release ensures the greatest number of viewers can see all the nominees before the ceremony, while providing short filmmakers with an unprecedented opportunity to show the world their movies.

Nominees announced Monday, January 13.

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2020 Oscar Shorts: Animated

2020 Oscar Shorts: Documentary

Playing at Limelight Cinema
120 minutes, USA, In English, Shorts
Rated NR: .


This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen. Each nominee is released in one of three distinct feature-length compilations according to their category of nomination: Live Action, Animation or Documentary. The films go into theaters around the world shortly after nominations are announced and are not released anywhere else until a few days before the Oscars. The release ensures the greatest number of viewers can see all the nominees before the ceremony, while providing short filmmakers with an unprecedented opportunity to show the world their movies.

Nominees announced Monday, January 13.

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2020 Oscar Shorts: Animated

2020 Oscar Shorts: Live Action

Playing at Limelight Cinema
120 minutes, USA, In English, Shorts
Rated NR: .


This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen. Each nominee is released in one of three distinct feature-length compilations according to their category of nomination: Live Action, Animation or Documentary. The films go into theaters around the world shortly after nominations are announced and are not released anywhere else until a few days before the Oscars. The release ensures the greatest number of viewers can see all the nominees before the ceremony, while providing short filmmakers with an unprecedented opportunity to show the world their movies.

Nominees announced Monday. January 13.

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Death Becomes Her

Death Becomes Her

Playing at Limelight Cinema
104 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy
Rated PG-13: for some nudity and off-color humor


Some people will go to any length to be young forever. Hollywood socialites Madeline Ashton (Meryl Streep) and Helen Sharp (Goldie Hawn) are lifelong rivals, competing for men, fame, and beauty. When Helen appears to have the final upper hand, Madeline will stop at nothing to change that – paying the ultimate price to do so. This wickedly funny cult classic was a massive flop on its 1992 release, but 25 years after fizzling out in theaters, this delightfully macabre, campy, charismatic comedy has solidified its standing in the 90’s film repertoire and has established itself as a queer cult classic.

Sponsored by ModSock, located down the street from the Limelight. So many socks you’ll puke.

Third Eye Cinema is a staff and volunteer-curated film series of all of our favorite flicks — the cult classics, the ones you might have missed, the ones you need to revisit. This month’s movie chosen by our Marketing Manager Lindsey!

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The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders (Great Art on Screen)

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema
90 minutes, Italy, Spain, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Great Art on Screen

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders celebrates the 200th anniversary of the storied Prado Museum — one of the most-visited museums in the world. Hosted by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, this cinematic journey offers viewers a spell-binding experience, telling the story of Spain and beyond, through the works of Vélazquez, Rubens, Titian, Mantegna, Bosch, Goya, El Greco, and more.

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Always in Season (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Always in Season (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
89 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


In Always in Season, descendants of the victims and perpetrators of lynching are working together to heal a violent history. Blending observational footage with first-person testimonies and expert input, Always in Season examines the lingering impact of lynching and the link between this historic form of racial terrorism and the racial violence that exists today.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.

Admission is free. Tickets available at box office only.

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The Song of Names

The Song of Names

Playing at Limelight Cinema
113 minutes, Canada, Hungary, In English, Drama
Rated PG-13: (for some strong language, brief sexual material, thematic elements, and smoking)


As Europe erupts into World War II, 9 year old Martin comes to love his new brother Dovidl, a highly gifted violin prodigy of the same age and recent Polish-Jewish refugee to London. But hours before Dovidl’s debut concert performance at the age of 21 he vanishes without a trace, causing shame and ruin for their family. A lifetime later, a young violinist shows a 56 year old Martin a stylistic flourish that could only have been taught by Dovidl. This triggers Martin’s odyssey overseas in search of his lost brother, one that will lead to surprising revelations for both men and for Helen, the woman who stood between them. Starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen.

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Bellingham Cocktail Week Brunch: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Bellingham Cocktail Week Brunch: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Playing at Pickford Film Center
121 minutes, USA, In English, Family Friendly, Sci-Fi
Rated PG: (for language and mild thematic elements)


Presented as part of Bellingham Cocktail Week!

Tickets are $20 ($18 for members) and include a trip to our brunch bar with fresh juice mimosas (just juice for the kids!), LaFeen’s donuts, and coffee from Maniac Coffee Roasting. Have a spaced-out brunch with us and your favorite lovable alien, beginning at 10:30am in our lobby. Movie begins at 11:15am.

About the film: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

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To Kill a Mockingbird (Kid Pickford)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
129 minutes, USA, In English, Drama, Crime, Family Friendly
Rated NR: .


Set a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently embodied by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch’s six-year-old daughter Scout (Mary Badham).

Kid Pickford tickets are always just $1 thanks to our generous sponsors at Bank of the Pacific. Tickets may be claimed at the box office only.

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Early Spring (Cinema East)

Early Spring (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
145 minutes, Japan, In Japanese w/ English Subtitles, Drama
Rated NR: .


One of Ozu’s most affecting looks at the lives of office workers and young families, Early Spring is perhaps not as well-known as Tokyo Story or the marriage films (like Late Spring). Featuring a stellar ensemble cast, at its heart the film is a story of infidelity and its effects. But Early Spring also manages to provide a rich portrayal of the generation rebuilding Japan after the war and dealing with its many lingering effects on their lives.

Early Spring will be introduced by Colleen Laird, Associate Professor of Japanese at Western Washington University, whose research and teaching interests include Japanese cinema and gender studies and women working in Japanese media industries.

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The Doors: Break On Thru – A Celebration Of Ray Manzarek

The Doors: Break On Thru – A Celebration Of Ray Manzarek

Playing at Pickford Film Center
100 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


The Doors: Break On Thru – A Celebration Of Ray Manzarek is a new concert documentary from a 2016 all-star performance in Los Angeles that John Densmore and Robby Krieger, the two surviving members of The Doors, developed to celebrate what would have been Manzarek’s 70th birthday. As well as the all-star concert there’s never-before-seen footage from The Doors archives and new interviews from Densmore and Krieger. It’s a one of a kind documentary about a very special person and a legendary rock band.

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After Parkland

After Parkland

Playing at Pickford Film Center
92 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


After Parkland tells the intimate and moving story of families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School navigating their way through grief, and searching for new meaning in the immediate days, weeks and months after the Parkland shooting that left 17 dead. Filmmakers Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman traveled to Parkland, Florida with producer Stephanie Wash and began filming with students who endured gunfire and the parents who lost their children in the crosshairs. Filming throughout the spring, summer and fall, the verité documentary chronicles the private journeys of these families as they navigated the unthinkable and rose to challenge the nation to end gun violence.

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Rigoletto on the Lake

Rigoletto on the Lake

Playing at Pickford Film Center
140 minutes, Austria, In Italian w/ English subtitles, Opera
Rated NR: .


Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece – compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful – is performed for the first time on the unique, Bregenz lake stage. One of Verdi’s most popular works, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of sacrifice and revenge; of a father’s rage and a daughter’s shame. It features several of opera’s best-known arias-including Rigoletto’s passionate denouncement “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata,” Gilda’s dreamy “Caro nome” and the Duke’s instantly recognizable “La donna è mobile.” Directed and designed by Philipp Stölzl, this timeless tragedy will delight audiences with a powerhouse combination of entertainment and emotional intensity from the spectacular shore of Lake Constance.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
79 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction, Horror
Rated NR: .


Rocket Sci-Fi! Admission only $3. Every film features an introduction by series curator Steve Meyers.

Remnants of a mysterious animal have come to light in a remote jungle, and a group of scientists intends to determine if the find is an anomaly or evidence of an undiscovered beast. To accomplish their goal, the scientists (Antonio Moreno, Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Whit Bissell) must brave the most perilous pieces of land South America has to offer. But the terrain is nothing compared to the danger posed by an otherworldly being that endangers their work and their lives.

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The 21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

The 21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

Playing at Limelight Cinema
84 minutes, Various, In Various languages w/ English subtitles, Shorts
Rated NR: .


The Animation Show of Shows, a curated selection of the “best of the best” animated short films created by students and professionals around the world, returns to theaters across North America. Featuring 10 films from seven countries, the 21st edition of the program offers an array of highly imaginative, thought-provoking, and moving works that reflect the filmmakers’ unique perspectives and their relationship to the world.

Kids – Michael Frei, Mario von Rickenbach, Switzerland
Rubicon – Gil Alkabetz, Germany
Portrait of Gil Alkabetz (Rubicon) – Marta Trela Germany
Five Minutes to Sea – Natalia Mirzoyan, Russia
Récit de soi (Self-Narrative) – Géraldine Charpentier, Belgium
Le jour extraordinaire (Flowing through Wonder) – Joanna Lurie, France
Hounds – Amit Cohen, Ido Shapira, Israel
Portrait of Amit Cohen and Ido Shapira (Hounds) – Shlomi Yosef
The Fox and the Bird (Le renard et l’oisille) – Sam & Fred Guillaume, Switzerland
Daughter – Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic

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All My Sons (National Theatre)

All My Sons (National Theatre)

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


Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

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

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CatVideoFest 2020

CatVideoFest 2020

Playing at Pickford Film Center
72 minutes, USA, In English, Shorts, Comedy, Documentary
Rated NR: .


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 will be donated to the Whatcom Feline Alliance.

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Dracula (1931)

Dracula (1931)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
75 minutes, USA, In English, Hungarian, and Latin w/ English subtitles, Horror
Rated NR: .


It’s Alive!

The dashing, mysterious Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), after hypnotizing a British soldier, Renfield (Dwight Frye), into his mindless slave, travels to London and takes up residence in an old castle. Soon Dracula begins to wreak havoc, sucking the blood of young women and turning them into vampires. When he sets his sights on Mina (Helen Chandler), the daughter of a prominent doctor, vampire-hunter Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) is enlisted to put a stop to the count’s never-ending bloodlust.

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In Search of: Chopin

In Search of: Chopin

Playing at Limelight Cinema
110 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Phil Grabsky brings us the music and life story of Fryderyk Chopin, considered one of the greatest composers of all time. Chopin’s grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide – but who exactly was this astonishing man? He was terrified of public performance; he fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return; took up with the most notorious transvestite in France and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written? How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights? For four years, Phil Grabsky has travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin.

Screened in honor of Chopin’s birthday!

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Bedlam (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Bedlam (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
84 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Filmmaker and practicing psychiatrist, Ken Rosenberg visits ERs, jails, and homeless camps to examine our national mental health crisis. Rosenberg follows the poignant stories of people grappling with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other chronic psychiatric conditions, whose silence and shame often worsen the suffering.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.

Admission is free. Tickets available at box office only.

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Clue

Clue

Playing at Limelight Cinema
97 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy
Rated PG: _


Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn) and Col. Mustard (Martin Mull). When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.

Sponsored by ModSock, located down the street from the Limelight. So many socks you’ll puke.

Third Eye Cinema is a staff and volunteer-curated film series of all of our favorite flicks — the cult classics, the ones you might have missed, the ones you need to revisit. This month’s movie chosen by our projectionist Carey!

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Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait (Exhibition on Screen)

Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait (Exhibition on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema
80 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Exhibition on Screen

For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits.

The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself. One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency.

Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later. When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation.

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The Midnight After (Cinema East)

The Midnight After (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
124 minutes, Hong Kong, In Cantonese and Japnese w/ English subtitles, English, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Rated NR: .


Fruit Chan is a director known for pushing boundaries in a series of acclaimed films. Based on the web novel Lost on a Red Minibus to Taipo written by someone known as Mr. Pizza, The Midnight After is a sci-fi film, a rarity in Hong Kong cinema. Layer by layer, the film’s puzzles multiply and eventually reveal an unlikely political allegory that maintains its relevance some five years after being released. The Midnight After features compelling performances by both Hong Kong veterans and newcomers.

The Midnight After will be introduced by series curator Jeff Purdue.

“A deliriously high-concept and gleefully low-budget horror-comedy that mourns the dissolution of [Hong Kong’s] core values since its handover to China in 1997. Maverick helmer Fruit Chan (Made in Hong Kong, Durian Durian) bends genre like it’s putty in his hands, distilling the macabre from the everyday and making the apocalyptic seem absurdly matter-of-fact.” —Variety

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Anne Frank: Parallel Stories

Anne Frank: Parallel Stories

Playing at Pickford Film Center
92 minutes, Italy, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Anne Frank: Parallel Stories is a powerful retelling of Anne Frank’s life through the pages of her extraordinary diary guided by the Academy-Award winning actress Helen Mirren, and through the lives of five women who, as young girls, were also deported to concentration camps but survived the Holocaust. As a dedication to what would have been her 90th anniversary –and in cooperation with the Anne Frank Foundation — the documentary takes audiences into Anne’s room within the secret annex of her family’s hiding place before being deported, and through read excerpts of her diary intertwined with the experiences of the survivors who lived to tell their own parallel stories.

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63 Up

63 Up

Playing at Pickford Film Center
180 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


“The ninth installment of the film world’s most remarkable franchise, 63 Up finds longtime director Michael Apted catching up with (most of) the same 14 British people the series has been visiting every seven years since it began in 1964. Seven Up! was never intended to be anything more than a one-off — a black-and-white X-ray of the British class system designed to explore the idea that that its child subjects were already entombed in their fates — but Apted’s persistence has allowed the project to accomplish that goal while also growing into something far more profound.” — David Erlich, IndieWire.

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Modern Times (Kid Pickford)

Modern Times (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
87 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Family Friendly
Rated NR: .


This comedic masterpiece finds the iconic Little Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) employed at a state-of-the-art factory where the inescapable machinery completely overwhelms him, and where various mishaps keep getting him sent to prison. In between his various jail stints, he meets and befriends an orphan girl (Paulette Goddard). Both together and apart, they try to contend with the difficulties of modern life, with the Tramp working as a waiter and eventually a performer.

Kid Pickford tickets are always just $1 thanks to our generous sponsors at Bank of the Pacific. Tickets may be claimed at the box office only.

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The Sleeping Beauty (Royal Ballet)

The Sleeping Beauty (Royal Ballet)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
180 minutes, UK, In English, Ballet
Rated NR: .


The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. It was the ballet with which the Company reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 after World War II, its first production at its new home in Covent Garden. Margot Fonteyn danced the role of the beautiful Princess Aurora in the first performance, with Robert Helpmann as Prince Florimund. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original 1946 staging was revived by then Director of The Royal Ballet Monica Mason and Christopher Newton, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage.

The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break.

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Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
82 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction, Horror
Rated NR: .


Rocket Sci-Fi! Admission only $3. Every film features an introduction by series curator Steve Meyers.

Again directed by Jack Arnold, Revenge of the Creature takes the plot to the Marineland of Florida oceanarium. Captured in his native habitat, the hapless gill man is transported to the south Florida oceanarium as a visitor attraction. Our fishy friend falls for young ichthyology student Helen Dobson (Lori Nelson), who in turn has her eye on admirer Professor Clete Ferguson (John Agar).

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Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre)

Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
120 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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Frankenstein (1931)

Frankenstein (1931)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
70 minutes, USA, In English and Latin w/ English subtitles, Horror
Rated NR: .


It’s Alive!

This iconic horror film follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) as he attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal misshapen assistant, Fritz (Dwight Frye), Frankenstein succeeds in animating his monster (Boris Karloff), but, confused and traumatized, it escapes into the countryside and begins to wreak havoc. Frankenstein searches for the elusive being, and eventually must confront his tormented creation.

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Frida: Viva la Vida (Great Art on Screen)

Frida: Viva la Vida (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema
90 minutes, Italy, In English and Spanish w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .
Great Art on Screen

Frida: Viva La Vida is a cinematic documentary event film that highlights the two sides of Frida Kahlo’s spirit: a revolutionary pioneering artist of contemporary feminism, and on the other, a human being tormented by agony and love.

With Asia Argento as narrator, the two faces of the artist will be revealed, by pursuing a common thread consisting of Frida’s own words: letters, diaries and private confessions. The documentary film event will alternate interviews with historical documents, captivating reconstructions and Frida Kahlo’s own paintings, kept in some of the most amazing museums in Mexico.

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In Search of: Haydn

In Search of: Haydn

Playing at Limelight Cinema
102 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Phil Grabsky’s biographical account of the life of Haydn is a visual and aural extravaganza including breath-taking performances by some of the world’s most celebrated and contemporary musicians.

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was one of the greatest musical innovators. Mozart and Beethoven greatly looked up to him as an inspiration and yet today in concert halls he is perhaps too often overshadowed in favour of his younger contemporaries.By speaking to some of the greatest living exponents of Haydn’s music, this film redresses the balance and sheds light on the master and his work. Phil Grabsky hopes that Haydn will reach a wider audience who will be surprised, entertained and enthralled by Haydn’s wit, humanity and insatiable creativity.

Screened in honor of Haydn’s birthday!

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Welcome to the Dollhouse

Welcome to the Dollhouse

Playing at Limelight Cinema
88 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Drama
Rated R: (adult situations/language)


An unpopular seventh-grade girl finds her life a living hell, thanks to the ridicule of her peers and the indifference of her family. This critically acclaimed, entirely unsentimental dark comedy depicts her struggles to survive this incredibly awkward age.

“I couldn’t think of any American films that dealt in any serious way with childhood. Children in American films were either cute like a little doll or evil demons. The early drafts of Dollhouse were all darker and more depressing; it took time to find the right level of bleakness.” — Director Todd Solondz on Welcome to the Dollhouse.

Sponsored by ModSock, located down the street from the Limelight. So many socks you’ll puke.

Third Eye Cinema is a staff and volunteer-curated film series of all of our favorite flicks — the cult classics, the ones you might have missed, the ones you need to revisit. This month’s movie chosen by our sponsors at ModSock!

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La bohème (Royal Opera House)

La bohème (Royal Opera House)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
155 minutes, USA, In Italian w/ English subtitles, Opera
Rated NR: .


Richard Jones perfectly captures the blend of tragedy and comedy in La bohème, and provides an acute analysis of Puccini’s young would-be artists and their lovers, the soulful Mimì and spirited Musetta. Spectacular designs by Stewart Laing evoke both the poverty of the bohemians’ attic home and the splendour of Paris’s shopping arcades on Christmas Eve.

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.

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

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Eating Up Easter (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Eating Up Easter (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
70 minutes, USA, In Chile, USA, English and Spanish w/ English subtitles
Rated NR: .


Easter Island is a microcosm of a planet in flux. Native Rapanui grapple with a booming tourism trade that rakes in money, but brings about a changing climate that threatens the fragile ecology on the island. Rapanui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu gives voice to his fellow islanders, who struggle to balance their strong cultural heritage with modern-day challenges.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.

Admission is free. Tickets available at box office only.

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The Hunger Games (Kid Pickford)

The Hunger Games (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
142 minutes, USA, In English, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Family Friendly
Rated PG-13: (for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images – all involving teens)


In what was once North America, the Capitol of Panem maintains its hold on its 12 districts by forcing them each to select a boy and a girl, called Tributes, to compete in a nationally televised event called the Hunger Games. Every citizen must watch as the youths fight to the death until only one remains. District 12 Tribute Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has little to rely on, other than her hunting skills and sharp instincts, in an arena where she must weigh survival against love.

Kid Pickford tickets are always just $1 thanks to our generous sponsors at Bank of the Pacific. Tickets may be claimed at the box office only.

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Easter in Art (Exhibition on Screen)

Easter in Art (Exhibition on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema
85 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Exhibition on Screen

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.

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This Island Earth (1955)

This Island Earth (1955)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
86 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction, Horror, Mystery
Rated NR: .


Rocket Sci-Fi! Admission only $3. Every film features an introduction by series curator Steve Meyers.

Scientist Cal Meacham (Rex Reason) solves a mysterious puzzle that allows him access to a highly secretive program — led by the mysterious Exeter (Jeff Morrow) — that has assembled the world’s greatest scientific minds in an attempt to quickly learn how to generate and store nuclear power. But with the help of fellow scientists Ruth Adams (Faith Domergue) and Steve Carlson (Russell Johnson), Meacham soon discovers that his host is not what he claims to be.

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Leonardo 500 (Great Art on Screen)

Leonardo 500 (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema
90 minutes, Italy, In English and Italian w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Five hundred years after his death, Leonardo continues to be one of the most admired and well-known figures in human history. An artist, architect, humanist, naturalist and military strategist, Leonardo Da Vinci was, above all else, a tireless observer constantly searching for new discoveries.

Through the use of decades-long studies and research by leading international experts, technicians and engineers, the event film exclusively analyzes the theories and modern implications behind Da Vinci’s work, allowing audiences to witness the genius of Leonardo with new and insightful perspectives.

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A Touch of Sin (Cinema East)

A Touch of Sin (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
130 minutes, China, Japan, France, In Mandarin and Cantonese w/ English subtitles, English, Action, Drama
Rated NR: .


“A blistering fictionalized tale straight out of China, A Touch of Sin is at once monumental and human scale. A story of lives rocked by violence, it has the urgency of a screaming headline but one inscribed with visual lyricism, emotional weight and a belief in individual rights. You can feel the conviction of its director, Jia Zhang-ke — one of the few filmmakers of any nationality who weighs the impact of social and political shifts on people — in every shot. In A Touch of Sin, the world isn’t an amorphous backdrop, pretty scenery for private dramas, it is a stage on which men and women struggle to fulfill basic moral obligations, including recognizing one another’s humanity.” —The New York Times

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The Old Dark House (1932)

The Old Dark House (1932)

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


It’s Alive!

Driving through a brutal thunderstorm in Wales, three travelers take refuge in an eerie house owned by the Femm family. Reluctantly admitted by Horace Femm (Ernest Thesiger), the three sit down to a strange dinner. Horace is neurotic; mute butler Morgan (Boris Karloff) is an alcoholic; and Horace’s sister, Rebecca (Eva Moore), raves about chastity. When the storm brings in an industrialist and chorus girl Gladys DuCane Perkins (Lilian Bond), Morgan’s lust and Rebecca’s ire are ignited.

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Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
87 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Presented by Whatcom Peace & Justice Center

Marion Stokes secretly recorded television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle and ended when Marion passed away in 2012. In total, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, and catastrophes that tell us who we were and how television has shaped the world of today.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.

Admission is free. Tickets available at box office only.

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Hermitage: The Power of Art (Great Art on Screen)

Hermitage: The Power of Art (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema
90 minutes, Italy, In Italian w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .


A spectacular documentary event tours through St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum, a wonderful complex of buildings with the largest collection of paintings in the world, to retrace two and a half centuries. Audiences pass through the magnificent interiors that provided a meeting point for foreign artists, architects and intellectuals creating connections through art and culture.

The history of the museum is marked by the acquisitions of the enlightened Empress Catherine II, whose personality has continued to fascinate art historians and critics over the centuries. Toni Servillo leads us on this journey through the Hermitage and the magnificent city of St. Petersburg with its waterfront, statues, canals and the bridges that form a symbolic cultural and visual element between places and distant civilizations.

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The Cloud-Capped Star (Cinema East)

The Cloud-Capped Star (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
126 minutes, India, In Bengali w/ English subtitles, Drama
Rated NR: .


“Arguably Ghatak’s finest work, The Cloud-Capped Star is a dark melodrama set in late 1950s Calcutta about a refugee family and the struggle of Nita, the oldest daughter, to keep them afloat and together. It is a bitter critique of the family as institution and also of the harsh social and economic conditions arising from Partition – the trauma that defined Ghatak as an artist. With its sparse script, audacious expressionist soundtrack and a startling cinematic elegance, The Cloud-Capped Star is undoubtedly a modern masterpiece – infinitely compassionate and humane while remaining resolutely unsentimental.” —BFI

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The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
81 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction, Horror
Rated NR: .


Rocket Sci-Fi! Admission only $3. Every film features an introduction by series curator Steve Meyers.

While on a boating trip, Scott Carey (Grant Williams) is exposed to a radioactive cloud. Nothing seems amiss at first, but several months later Scott realizes that he’s shrunk in height by several inches. He sees a doctor, who admits that he’s baffled. As Scott continues to shrink, decreasing to three feet tall, he becomes bitter, and lashes out at his wife, Louise (Randy Stuart). He begins to fear a cure will never be found — since even as he becomes a national sensation, he’s still shrinking.

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Dinosaurs (Great Art on Screen)

Dinosaurs (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema
80 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Everybody knows the T-Rex and the other dinosaurs we normally hear about and see on exhibition in natural history museums. But where do they come from? How do these giant creatures of the past end up on display?

The documentary event film “Dinosaurs” traces the path of these fascinating pre-historic creatures from digging sites in the wide-open plains of Wyoming and South Dakota, where the bones are first unearthed, to the labs where the bones are reassembled by some of the world’s most renowned experts. This is a thrilling journey that takes viewers to the world’s most exclusive galleries and auction houses, where wealthy collectors and prestigious scientific institutes go to great lengths to acquire the world’s rarest specimens.

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The Mummy (1932)

The Mummy (1932)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
73 minutes, USA, In English, Arabic, and French w/ English subtitles, Horror
Rated NR: .


It’s Alive!

A team of British archaeologists led by Sir Joseph Whemple (Arthur Byron) discover the mummified remains of the ancient Egyptian prince Imhotep (Boris Karloff), along with the legendary scroll of Thoth. When one of the archaeologists recites the scroll aloud, Imhotep returns to life, but escapes. Several years later, Imhotep has taken on the guise of a wealthy man, as he searches Egypt for his lost love, who he believes has been reincarnated as the lovely Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann).

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Hotel by the River (Cinema East)

Hotel by the River (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
96 minutes, South Korea, In Korean w/ English subtitles, Drama
Rated NR: .


An aging poet, Younghwan (Ki Joobong), summons his two estranged sons (Kwon Haehyo and Yu Junsang) to a solitary hotel beside the Han River because he feels his death is near. While waiting for them to arrive, he meets two women (Kim Minhee and Song Seonmi) out walking in the new-fallen snow.

“There was a children’s show, in the sixties, on which the host would invite children to draw several random lines on a big piece of paper and the host would then incorporate them into a drawing. The South Korean director Hong Sang-soo, who has lately been making two or three films a year (fourteen features in the past decade, twenty-three in all so far), does something of the sort with his own life. Working fast and on a low budget, he pulls together a few sprigs of experience and ideas and, inwardly observing the pattern that they make together, creates a sort of cinematic crystal structure that’s compact, hard-edged, sharp-pointed, and sometimes dazzlingly intricate.” —The New Yorker.

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Spy Kids (Kid Pickford)

Spy Kids (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
88 minutes, USA, In English and Spanish w/ English subtitles, Action, Comedy, Family Friendly
Rated PG: (for action sequences and brief language)


Two young kids become spies in attempt to save their parents, who are ex-spies, from an evil mastermind. Armed with a bag of high tech gadgets and out-of-this world transportation, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) will bravely jet through the air, dive under the seas and crisscross the globe in a series of thrilling adventures on a mission to save their parents … and maybe even the world.

Kid Pickford tickets are always just $1 thanks to our generous sponsors at Bank of the Pacific. Tickets may be claimed at the box office only.

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The Welkin (National Theatre)

The Welkin (National Theatre)

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


Rural England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, 21-year-old Sally Poppy is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.

When Sally claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.

James Macdonald (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins). Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

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

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The Space Children (1958)

The Space Children (1958)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
69 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction
Rated NR: .


Rocket Sci-Fi! Admission only $3. Every film features an introduction by series curator Steve Meyers.

Dave Brewster (Adam Williams) arrives to take his new job as an electronics technician at a top-secret Air Force base in California. With him are his wife Anne (Peggy Webber) and their two children, Bud (Mikel Ray) and Ken (Johnny Crawford), who are all apprehensive about this sudden transplant, as well as the spartan existence that all of the families live under. No sooner do they arrive, however, then Bud and Ken see a strange light in the sky pointing to the beach, and soon after that seem to be receiving increasingly powerful — and detailed — telepathic communications from an unseen source. The boys are drawn, along with the children from the other families, to a lonely cave near the beach, where an alien presence, in the form of a huge (and ever-growing) brain, has hidden itself.

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Wunderkammer (Great Art on Screen)

Wunderkammer (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema
87 minutes, Italy, France, UK, In English, Italian, and French w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .


The Wunderkammer – also known as “cabinets of curiosities” – emerged among sovereigns and elite collectors in the 16th century.

There are extraordinary rooms all over the world: the Renaissance cabinets that became some of today’s major museums over the course of the 18th century, and those of the present, whose contents come from the most prestigious galleries displayed in amazing villas and castles.

The documentary event film allows viewers a never-before-seen look into these secret places filled with eccentric and priceless oddities in private collections to reveal the wonder that lies inside them.

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The Invisible Man (1933)

The Invisible Man (1933)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
71 minutes, USA, In English, Horror
Rated NR: .


It’s Alive!

While researching a new drug, Dr. Jack Griffin (Claude Rains) stumbles on a potion that can make him invisible. When he reveals his new ability to his old mentor (Henry Travers) and his fiancée (Gloria Stuart), it’s clear that a side effect of the potion is insanity. Jack goes on a violent rampage, and the police struggle to hunt him down, unable to see their target, while his mentor and his former partner (William Harrigan) desperately try to devise a plan to capture him.

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Frida Kahlo (Exhibition on Screen)

Frida Kahlo (Exhibition on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema
90 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Exhibition on Screen

This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, this documentary explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo.

Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works we examine how great an artist she can be considered. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.

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The Black Cat (1934)

The Black Cat (1934)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
65 minutes, USA, In English, Latin, and Hungarian w/ English subtitles, Horror
Rated NR: .


It’s Alive!

The first cinematic teaming of horror greats Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi is a bizarre, haunting, and relentlessly eerie film that was surprisingly morbid and perverse for its time. Peter (David Manners) and Joan Allison (Julie Bishop) are honeymooning in Budapest when they meet mysterious scientist Dr. Vitus Verdegast (Lugosi) aboard a train. When the trio’s bus from the train station gets into an accident, the young couple accompanies Verdegast to the castle of the spectral Hjalmar Poelzig (Karloff), an architect and the leader of a Satanic cult.

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Bernini (Great Art on Screen)

Bernini (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema
86 minutes, Italy, In Italian w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .


“No artist defined 17th-century Rome more than Gian Lorenzo Bernini did, working under nine popes and leaving an indelible mark on the Eternal City. And there is probably no better place to appreciate his talent and genius than the Borghese Gallery in Rome… But during the remarkable exhibition titled ‘Bernini,’ visiting may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” – The New York Times

The selection of more than 60 masterpieces on display at the Villa Borghese in Rome has been defined by art experts as Bernini’s return home. Five centuries have passed since the birth of the artist’s magnificent sculptures and through exclusive, never-before-seen footage, the curators of this stunning exhibition uncover the details of these treasures, on loan from the world’s most prestigious museums for this extraordinary cinematic experience.

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Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
75 minutes, USA, In English, Horror
Rated NR: .


It’s Alive!

After recovering from injuries sustained in the mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) falls under the control of his former mentor, Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger), who insists the now-chastened doctor resume his experiments in creating new life. Meanwhile, the Monster (Boris Karloff) remains on the run from those who wish to destroy him without understanding that his intentions are generally good despite his lack of socialization and self-control.

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