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Pain & Glory (Dolor y gloria)

Pain & Glory (Dolor y gloria)

Playing at Limelight Cinema
113 minutes, Spain, In Spanish w/ English Subtitles, Drama
Rated R: (for drug use, some graphic nudity and language)
CCAP

“[Antonio Banderas] is Salvador Mallo, a movie director who has not made anything for years but who has accumulated enough money to live in comfort among expensive artworks, brooding on his various ailments – headaches, backaches, a tendency to choke on any solid food – and general depression; all of these having some mysterious cause-or-effect relationship with his creative block.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Harriet

Harriet

Playing at Pickford Film Center
125 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated PG-13: (for thematic content throughout, violent material and language including racial epithets)
CCAP

Open Caption Wednesday screening November 20 at 1:00 PM.

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

More Showtimes at the Limelight Cinema begining Friday, for showtimes and tickets click here Limelight Showtimes

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Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi

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


Presented by North Cascades Institute
Sponsored by Knechtel Enterprises

with month-long mushroom specials at Camber and Cosmos Bistro

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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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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Harriet

Harriet

Playing at Limelight Cinema
125 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated PG-13: (for thematic content throughout, violent material and language including racial epithets)
CCAP

Open Caption Wednesday screening November 27 at 8:15

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

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The Irishman

The Irishman

Playing at Pickford Film Center
209 minutes, USA, In English, Drama, Crime
Rated R: (for pervasive language and strong violence)
CCAP

Open Caption Wednesday screening November 27 at 2:15.

Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran is a man with a lot on his mind. The former labor union high official and hitman, learned to kill serving in Italy during the Second World War. He now looks back on his life and the hits that defined his mob career, maintaining connections with the Bufalino crime family. In particular, the part he claims to have played in the disappearance of his life-long friend, Jimmy Hoffa, the former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, who mysteriously vanished in late July 1975 at the age of 62.

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Yasujiro Ozu’s Dragnet Girl with Live Score by Coupler

Yasujiro Ozu’s Dragnet Girl with Live Score by Coupler

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


A silent film, thought lost after World War II.
A hardboiled Japanese gangster film.
A rare glimpse of a world now completely vanished.

Pickford Film Center presents Dragnet Girl, a steamy, smoky, silent romance with a new original score performed live in the theater by the Nashville trio Coupler that has wowed audiences in New York, Philly, Boston, Dallas, and D.C. and is now on a west coast tour.

In celebration of the tenth season of our Cinema East series (previously Masters of Asian Cinema).

“A formally accomplished and psychologically complex gangster tale with effortlessly cool performances and visual inventiveness, Dragnet Girl is a bravura work from Yasujiro Ozu.” — Janus Films.

Donate here to help bring Coupler to Bellingham and receive special screening benefits.

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Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet

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


This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in The Verona Institute. Here “difficult” young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery, filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas.

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The Portal

The Portal

Playing at Pickford Film Center
88 minutes, Australia, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Six ordinary people (and a robot) show how stillness and mindfulness can unlock personal change and shift the trajectory of our planet, providing hope to humankind as we embark on the next phase of evolution.

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Sundance Indigenous Showcase

Sundance Indigenous Showcase

Playing at Pickford Film Center
46 minutes, Various, In Various, Documentary
Rated NR: .


. Throughout the month of November, screenings at the Pickford and the Limelight will be preceded by short films created by indigenous filmmakers about indigenous culture, presented in honor of National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

All six shorts will be shown in full during three screenings, below:
The six shorts are Birds in the Earth (11 minutes), Marja Helander (Sámi); Fainting Spells (10 minutes), Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga Band of Luiseño); Jáaji Approx. (8 minutes), Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga Band of Luiseño); My Father’s Tools (7 minutes), Heather Condo (Mi’gmaq); Throat Singing in Kangirsuk (4 minutes), Eva Kaukai (Inuit) and Manon Chamberland (Inuit), and Shinaab, Part II (8 minutes), Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr. (Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians).

Thank you to our partners at the Sundance Institute Indigenous Program.

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Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer

Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer

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


Sex! Gossip! Scandal! For over 60 years, the National Enquirer has pumped out salacious, shocking stories, stretching the limits of journalism and blurring the lines between truth and fiction. Scandalous is the sensational true story of the most infamous tabloid in US history, a wild, probing look at how one newspaper’s prescient grasp of its’ readers darkest curiosities led it to massive profits and influence. From its coverage of Elvis’s death, to Monica Lewinsky and the O.J. Simpson murder trial, the National Enquirer rattled the foundations of American culture and politics, sometimes allegedly using payoffs and blackmail to get its scoops. With rare archival footage and revelations as wild as National Enquirer headlines themselves, Scandalous examines our obsession with the rich, famous and powerful, and the tabloid that has fed those obsessions for generations of Americans.

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Don Giovanni (Royal Opera House)

Don Giovanni (Royal Opera House)

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


Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.

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Leonardo: The Works (Exhibition on Screen)

Leonardo: The Works (Exhibition on Screen)

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


Exhibition on Screen

Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings will be the focus of Leonardo: The Works, as Exhibition on Screen presents every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen before on the big screen.

This film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life – his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day – through the prism of his art. To be released on the 500th anniversary of his death, this is the definitive film about Leonardo: the first to truly tell the whole story. Marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death.

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Hansard (National Theatre)

Hansard (National Theatre)

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


Hansard; noun
The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See Olivier Award-winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand new play from Simon Woods, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford Members, $20 General Admission, $10 for Students.

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Still Beginning: Day With(out) Art 2019

Still Beginning: Day With(out) Art 2019

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

Pickford Film Center is proud to partner with Visual Aids for the thirtieth annual Day With(out) Art by presenting STILL BEGINNING, a program of seven newly commissioned videos responding to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic.

The seven short videos range in subject from anti-stigma work in New Orleans to public sex culture in Chicago, highlighting pioneering AIDS activism and staging intergenerational conversations. Recalling Gregg Bordowitz’s reminder that “THE AIDS CRISIS IS STILL BEGINNING,” the video program resists narratives of resolution or conclusion, considering the continued urgency of HIV/AIDS in the contemporary moment while revisiting resonant cultural histories from the past three decades.

View Visual Aids’ official resource guide.

Admission is free. Tickets at box office only.
Presented as part of The Queens’ Vernacular

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Everybody’s Everything

Everybody’s Everything

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


Open Caption screening November 18 at 8:15 PM.

Everybody’s Everything is an intimate, humanistic portrait that seeks to understand an artist who attempted to be all things to all people. Creating a unique mix of punk, emo and trap, Lil Peep was set to bring a new musical genre to the mainstream when he died of a drug overdose at just 21 years old. From the streets of Los Angeles to studios in London and sold out tours in Russia, the artist born Gustav Ahr touched countless lives through his words, his sound and his very being.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theatre)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theatre)

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


“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford Members, $20 General Admission, $10 for Students.

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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Playing at Limelight Cinema
85 minutes, Finland, Norway, France, Sweden, In Finnish, English, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Rated R: for some nudity and language


Third Eye Cinema is a monthly “cult” film series programmed by Pickford staff & volunteers, and generously sponsored by ModSock.

This month’s selection chosen by Jen, Projectionist

It’s the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, and an ‘archeological’ dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn’t the one you want coming to town. When the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa’s elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare – a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.

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Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice (Great Art on Screen)

Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice (Great Art on Screen)

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


Great Art on Screen

Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. With the enchanting narrative voice of twice Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory of the painter, including the State Archives, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Square, the Church of San Rocco, and more, all in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Tintoretto’s birth.

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Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act III (Royal Ballet)

Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act III (Royal Ballet)

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


From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage.

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The First Rainbow Coalition (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

The First Rainbow Coalition (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

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


In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances with other community-based movements in the city, including the Latino group the Young Lords Organization and the southern whites of the Young Patriots organization. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in America to collectively confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing, they called themselves the Rainbow Coalition. By 1973, the coalition had collapsed under the weight of relentless harassment by law enforcement. Although short-lived, it had an outsize impact: Breaking down barriers between communities, it created a permanent shift in Chicago politics and an organizing model for future activists across the nation.

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.

Admission is free. Tickets available at box office only.

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Moomins in the Winter Wonderland

Moomins in the Winter Wonderland

Playing at Pickford Film Center
83 minutes, Finland, In English, Family Friendly
Rated NR: .


The winter seems extraordinary in Moomin Valley, so Moomintroll decides to stay awake instead of having his typical winter slumber. Moomintroll discovers that strange creatures wander amidst the snowdrifts in the midwinter darkness, and all of the new hints imply that an eccentric guest is soon to arrive. This new guest is called Christmas, and an astounded Moomintroll learns to experience the true meaning of this wonderful holiday.

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Present Laughter (National Theatre)

Present Laughter (National Theatre)

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


Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford Members, $20 General Admission, $10 for Students.

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Futureworld (1976)

Futureworld (1976)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
108 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction
Rated PG: .


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

From Steve himself: “Rocket Sci-Fi continues 2019 with our favorite theme: ROBOTS! We will be featuring classics like GOG (1954), Tobor the Great (1954), and the little-seen (ha!) Invisible Boy (1957) starring Robbie the Robot. Westworld (1973) and its sequel Futureworld (1976) are also in the mix. Come one, come all — droids and replicants are especially welcome.”

Two years removed from a scandal that cost several lives, the Delos company has spent billions on safety updates and revamping their resort, Futureworld. Reporters Chuck Browning (Peter Fonda) and Tracy Ballard (Blythe Danner) are sent to cover the reopening, but an insider leads the pair to believe the attraction is not what it seems. Feigning interest with Delos head Dr. Duffy (Arthur Hill), they try to get to the bottom of his nefarious agenda, which involves robots and human cloning.

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The Winter’s Tale (Branagh Theatre Live)

The Winter’s Tale (Branagh Theatre Live)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
210 minutes, UK, In English, Performing Arts
Rated NR: _
Branagh Theatre Live

The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live promises an exceptional series of plays broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year.

The season begins with The Winter’s Tale. Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan.

King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences…

The Winter’s Tale will star a remarkable group of actors, featuring Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.

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The Nutcracker (Royal Ballet)

The Nutcracker (Royal Ballet)

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


The Royal Ballet’s glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky’s glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet’s captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.

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Fantastic Planet

Fantastic Planet

Playing at Limelight Cinema
72 minutes, France, Czechoslovakia, In French, Czech, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Rated PG: _


Third Eye Cinema is a monthly “cult” film series programmed by Pickford staff & volunteers, and generously sponsored by ModSock.

This month’s selection chosen by Jules, Projectionist

This animated tale follows the relationship between the small human-like Oms and their much larger blue-skinned oppressors, the Draags, who rule the planet of Ygam. While the Draags have long kept Oms as illiterate pets, this hierarchy shifts after an Om boy becomes educated, thanks to a young female Draag. This leads to an Om rebellion, which weakens the Draag control over their race. Will the Oms and the Draags find a way to coexist? Or will they destroy each other?

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Gaugin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost (Great Art on Screen)

Gaugin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost (Great Art on Screen)

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


Great Art on Screen

Gaugain in Tahiti: Paradise Lost traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin who left France for Tahiti, feverishly in search of deep immersions into lush nature, for feelings, visions and colors, ever purer and brighter. Audiences join this journey from Tahiti to American museums including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art in DC, and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts where Gauguin’s greatest masterpieces are now preserved.

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A Hidden Life

A Hidden Life

Playing at Pickford Film Center
173 minutes, Germany, USA, In English and German w/ English subtitles, Drama, War
Rated PG-13: (for thematic material including violent images)


Based on real events, from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick, A Hidden Life is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keeps his spirit alive.

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At the Video Store

At the Video Store

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


An underground community of lovable weirdos has preserved the endangered species of mom n’ pop video rental stores across the United States. Alan’s Alley in New York, Movie Madness in Portland, Scarecrow Video in Seattle, Le Video in San Francisco, Odd Obsession Movies in Chicago; each has stayed valiantly afloat amid the rising tide of automated rentals and streaming services. AT THE VIDEO STORE is a loving ode to the dying art of connection and curation these independent rental outlets served a generation of Americans. Director James Westby weaves together the macro-narrative of the industry’s changing business model with the intimate memories of store owners and cinema icons like John Waters, Nicole Holofcener, Gus Van Sant, and Bill Hader. A vibrant original soundtrack crystalizes the community’s underground spirit. While nostalgic for what was lost, the film is hopeful about what neighborhood video stores can still offer a world starved for novelty and authentic human interaction.

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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


Third Eye Cinema is a monthly “cult” film series programmed by Pickford staff & volunteers, and generously sponsored by ModSock.

This month’s selection chosen by Lindsey, Marketing Manager

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.

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

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonder (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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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.

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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: _


Third Eye Cinema is a monthly “cult” film series programmed by Pickford staff & volunteers, and generously sponsored by ModSock.

This month’s selection chosen by Carey, Projectionist

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.

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

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

Playing at Pickford Film Center
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.

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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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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