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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 screenings December 4 at 5:15 and December 11 at 1:00.

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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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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Waves

Waves

Playing at Pickford Film Center
135 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated R: (for language throughout, drug and alcohol use, some sexual content and brief violence-all involving


Open Caption Wednesday screening December 11 at 5:45 PM and December 18 at 1:00 PM.

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family—led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.

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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.

View our complete Doctober lineup.

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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
95 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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American Dharma

American Dharma

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


Veteran documentarian Errol Morris directs American Dharma, a long-form examination of alt-right figurehead and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon. In-depth interviews with Bannon reveal his past political tactics and his future predictions on the state of the union.

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Honey Boy

Honey Boy

Playing at Limelight Cinema
95 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated R: for pervasive language, some sexual material and drug use
CCAP

Open Caption Wednesday screening December 18 at 3:30 PM.

When 12-year-old Otis begins to find success as a television star, his abusive, alcoholic father returns and takes over as his guardian, and their contentious relationship is followed over a decade.

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In Fabric

In Fabric

Playing at Pickford Film Center
118 minutes, UK, In English and French w/ English subtitles, Horror, Comedy
Rated R: for strong sexual content including a scene of aberrant behavior, and some bloody images


A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown—which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path.

From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland (the singular auteur behind the sumptuous sadomasochistic romance The Duke of Burgundy and auditory gaillo-homage Berberian Sound Studio) comes a truly nightmarish film, at turns frightening, seductive, and darkly humorous. Channeling voyeuristic fantasies of high fashion and bloodshed, In Fabric is Strickland’s most twisted and brilliantly original vision yet.

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Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D

Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D

Playing at Limelight Cinema
95 minutes, USA, In English, Horror
Rated R: (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)


The third installment in the Friday the 13th series picks up with homicidal maniac Jason Voorhees (Richard Brooker) stealing some clothes and killing a local store owner. Meanwhile, Chris (Dana Kimmell) and her sometimes-boyfriend, Rick (Paul Kratka), are hosting a group of teenage friends at Chris’ lakehouse. Despite a run-in with a local biker gang, they enjoy an amiable weekend together — that is, until Jason begins knocking off kids and bikers alike.

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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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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/military.

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In Search of: Beethoven

In Search of: Beethoven

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


In Search of: Beethoven offers a comprehensive and dynamic account of the life and works of the great composer. The film features 65 performances by the world’s finest musicians and delves beneath the mythical image of the tortured, cantankerous genius to search for the real Ludwig van Beethoven. The film addresses the romantic myth that Beethoven was a heroic, tormented figure battling to overcome his tragic fate, struck down by deafness. The results reveal someone quite different and far more interesting.

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GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS

GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS

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


GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS is a brand-new feature documentary from British band Gorillaz, the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act. In his debut feature, director Denholm Hewlett follows the band’s every move for three years, covering the making of two critically acclaimed albums and a world tour. The result is the first ever all-access immersive journey into the world of Gorillaz and its extended family – featuring never-seen footage, where the virtual meets the real – to capture the wondrous chaos of life.

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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

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.

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

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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.

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

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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)


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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Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems

Playing at Pickford Film Center
135 minutes, USA, In English, Drama, Crime, Comedy
Rated R: (for pervasive strong language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use)


From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

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Les Misérables: The Staged Concert

Les Misérables: The Staged Concert

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


Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Coinciding with its 35th triumphant year in London’s West End, Cameron Mackintosh produced a spectacular sold-out staged concert version at the Gielgud Theatre featuring an all-star cast including Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Matt Lucas and John Owen Jones. Now cinema audiences can experience the musical phenomenon which broke box office records and sold out its entire 16-week season. Featuring a cast and orchestra of over 65 and including the songs I Dreamed A Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More and On My Own, this sensational staged concert is not to be missed – an absolute must-see for any fans of musical theatre or live event cinema.

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

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A Hidden Life

A Hidden Life

Playing at Limelight Cinema
173 minutes, Germany, USA, In English, German, and Italian w/ English subtitles, Drama, Romance
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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VHS: Video Hunter Society

VHS: Video Hunter Society

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


Submitted for the approval of the Video Hunter Society, we’ll be plugging our old VCR into the projector at the historic Pickford Film Center for our inaugural event!

Join us January 3rd at 9pm, right after Downtown Bellingham’s Art Walk! $3 at the door. More surprises to be announced soon!

Bring a VHS tape you’d like to see screened (anything you want, VHS ONLY, NO DVDs/Blu-rays), we’ll draw from a lottery and play the selected tape. It’s that simple!

Unless of course your tape gets booed off the screen or has a technical meltdown (as old technology likes to do). If that happens your hosts will supply a killer rare mystery movie as a backup!

No matter what happens, we’re gonna have a blast! Picture the scene in Gremlins where they take over the theater. That’s the vibe we’ll be conjuring, you won’t want to miss it!

Show starts at 9, but feel free to come early to check out our varied collection of VHS tapes and to participate in our community tape swap!

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Fantastic Planet

Fantastic Planet

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


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 Jules!

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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Charlotte’s Web (1973) (Kid Pickford)

Charlotte’s Web (1973) (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
94 minutes, USA, In English, Family Friendly
Rated G: .


E.B. White’s beloved children’s tale is brought to life in this animated film, which finds the young farm pig Wilbur (Henry Gibson) attempting to avoid a dire fate. Of all the barnyard creatures, Wilbur’s staunchest ally is Charlotte (Debbie Reynolds), a thoughtful spider who devises an intriguing plan to keep the gentle little swine out of the slaughterhouse. Although Charlotte’s efforts, which involve words written in her delicate web, seem far-fetched, they may just work.

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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A Story from Chikamatsu (Cinema East)

A Story from Chikamatsu (Cinema East)

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


“One of a string of late-career masterworks made by Kenji Mizoguchi in the first half of the 1950s, A Story from Chikamatsu (a.k.a. The Crucified Lovers) is an exquisitely moving tale of forbidden love struggling to survive in the face of persecution. Based on a classic of eighteenth-century Japanese drama, the film traces the injustices that befall a Kyoto scroll maker’s wife and his apprentice after each is unfairly accused of wrongdoing. Bound by fate in an illicit, star-crossed romance, they go on the run in search of refuge from the punishment prescribed them: death. Shot in gorgeous, painterly style by master cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, this delicately delivered indictment of societal oppression was heralded by Akira Kurosawa as a ‘great masterpiece that could only have been made by Mizoguchi.'” —The Criterion Collection

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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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Color Out of Space

Color Out of Space

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


H.P. Lovecraft’s short story Color Out of Space has inspired some of the best sci fi-horror, from The Thing to Annihilation. 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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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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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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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


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!

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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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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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: .


“It stars Ryõ Ikebe as a salaryman in a Tokyo brick company who begins an affair with a colleague (Keiko Kishi), with his wife (Chikage Awashima) swiftly coming to suspect that something is wrong. Abandoning his usual themes of the difference between generations and family politics, Ozu nevertheless tells an atypical story in his career with his usual understated, delicate style, skipping over what lesser filmmakers would consider key scenes and letting the audience fill in the blanks (or keep guessing as to whether they took place at all). As ever, life bursts in from outside the frame: this isn’t so much a story as it is a slice of reality. [I]t also serves beautifully as a portrait of the 1950s salaryman, feeling like a precursor to Billy Wilder’s The Apartment. Feeling as his films often do, both traditional and surprisingly ahead of its time, it’s one of the best films ever made on the subject of infidelity and marriage.” —IndieWire.

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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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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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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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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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Clue

Clue

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


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!

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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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
Rated NR: .


“A Hong Kong without traffic jams and crowds is a phenomenon eerier than any alien invasion or zombie outbreak, and it’s what the passengers of a minibus have to cope with when they find themselves the survivors of a strange pandemic in The Midnight After, a deliriously high-concept and gleefully low-budget horror-comedy that mourns the dissolution of the city’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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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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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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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)


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!

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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