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Judy

Judy

Playing at Pickford Film Center
118 minutes, UK, In English, Drama
Rated R: (for substance abuse, thematic content, some strong language, and smoking)


Open Caption Wednesday screening: October 23 at 7:45 PM, and October 30 at 2:30 PM.

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.”

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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Playing at Pickford Film Center
95 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated PG-13: (for brief strong language and drug material)
CCAP

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice is a musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century — and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. At the height of unprecedented success, Ronstadt, a restless and adventurous artist, turned away from pop music to explore an astonishing variety of musical styles, from American standards to country to classical operetta before circling back to her family roots with traditional Mexican canciones. Withstanding constant pressure from a risk-averse industry, Linda insisted on following her musical instincts. Today Ronstadt has Parkinson’s disease and her magnificent singing voice has been silenced. But rather than letting that voice be lost to history, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice tells Linda’s story through her own words and music, and by such professional colleagues as Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Aaron Neville among many others.

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Becoming Nobody

Becoming Nobody

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


Presented by the Ayurvedic Health Center

Becoming Nobody represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life: whether as Dr. Richard Alpert, the eminent Harvard psychologist, or as Ram Dass, who serves as a bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies, he has defined a generation of inner explorers and seekers of truth and wisdom. Through his turns as scion of an eminent Jewish family from Boston, rock-star Harvard psychologist, counter-culture rascally adventurer, Eastern holy man, stroke survivor and compassionate caregiver, Ram Dass has worn many hats on his journey, the narrative of which is revealed in this film.

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Finding Home in Boomtown

Finding Home in Boomtown

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


Presented by Bellingham YWCA
Sponsored by Knechtel Enterprises

Skype Q+As with directors Matt and Katie Maxwell after both screenings, moderated by producer Dina Guttman

Finding Home in Boomtown is a cinéma vérité documentary about Briana and John-Mark Echols, and their dream to build a tiny house community for the homeless in oil boom-town Midland, Texas.

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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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Neil Young: Mountaintop

Neil Young: Mountaintop

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


A raw and extremely unfiltered look at the process of Neil Young and Crazy Horse making their first album in seven years. Witness the laughter, tensions, crusty attitudes and love of a rock & roll band that’s been together for 50 years as they share their passion, first and foremost… for the music.

Your ticket includes a copy of Neil Young’s new album! We’ll be asking for your email address for delivery.

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The Pollinators

The Pollinators

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


Presented by the Community Food Co-op
Director Peter Nelson in attendance! Join us for the 10/20 screening for a reception featuring honey-sweetened treats, tabling from local organizations, and a post-screening discussion with the director and local pollination experts from the WWU Outback, BeeWorks Farm, and Southern Exposure Family Farm.

Your 10/20 ticket also includes a free glass of wine at our pre-screening reception.

The Pollinators is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat. We will talk to farmers, scientist, chefs, economists and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees and what it means to our food security.

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WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

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


Presented by SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention

WBCN and The American Revolution is a landmark feature documentary that tells the previously untold story of the early days of the underground, radical radio station, WBCN-FM, set against the dazzling and profound social, political, and cultural changes in Boston and nationally from the late-1960s through the early-1970s.

The documentary includes never before exhibited film material shot by Andy Warhol and cinema verite pioneer Ricky Leacock, and photographic images from a host of top 1960s photographers including the late Peter Simon, brother of singer Carly Simon, who also appears in the film, and Jeff Albertson.

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It Started as a Joke

It Started as a Joke

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


Chronicling the decade long run of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival through its farewell show in 2017, It Started as a Joke is a warm and generous inside look at Brooklyn’s alternative comedy community. Begun as, yes, a joke by Mirman in 2008, the festival went on to become a beloved annual tradition, a refreshingly DIY, anything-goes (one’s year’s theme: “The Drunk Show”) showcase for some of New York’s brightest comic talents, including Mike Birbiglia, Wyatt Cenac, Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garofalo, Kumail Nanjiani, Kristen Schaal, Michael Showalter, and many others. Interweaving priceless standup sets from the festival alongside Mirman’s candid reflections on his creative process and his family’s personal struggles, this delightful documentary is a hilarious and heartfelt ode to the end of an era in New York City comedy.

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Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Playing at Pickford Film Center
98 minutes, Germany, UK, Australia, In English, Persian, French, and Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Presented by Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival
with a recorded introduction from director Gabrielle Brady

The burning of ghost money perfumes the air on far-off Christmas Island where Poh Lin Lee, a trauma therapist, lives on the island with her husband and daughters. While Lee helps detained immigrants work through their trauma, migrating crabs freely move from the jungle to the ocean, coddled by locals who gently rake them from the path of oncoming vehicles. Lee’s therapeutic work, which is filmed in a uniquely intimate way, and her mediation between the unhappy spirits and the detainees take a toll on her relationship with her family. Director Gabrielle Brady conjures a poetic darkness that evinces a confrontation of nature and human suffering.

With a recorded introduction from Director Gabrielle Brady.

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Well Groomed

Well Groomed

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


Sponsored by Shake & Shine Canine Wash and Deli

Competitive creative dog grooming is the most colorful competition in America and Well Groomed captures the hearts, minds and imaginations of the artists involved. Follow four champion groomers and their gorgeous, vibrant dogs through a year in the life on the technicolor competition circuit, playfully exploring their creative process. From South Carolina to California, New York to Arkansas, these women are revolutionizing the age old question – what is art? Director Rebecca Stern has captured an up-close and revealing look at pets, families, friendships and the glory of dog grooming through a bright spectrum of color.

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Changing the Game

Changing the Game

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


Presented by Whatcom Youth Pride and Queer Youth Project
Skype Q&A with director Mikey B. and executive producer Alex Schmider on 10/25

Mack Beggs made headlines last year when he became the Texas State Champion in girls wrestling — as a boy. Fighting Texas State policy and drawing international media coverage, he was heralded as a hero by some while receiving hate and threats from others. The tumultuous press surrounding his success continues to pull Mack in multiple directions as he and his family navigate the media and this year’s State wrestling tournament, all while trying to graduate high school. We hear two other stories from trans high school atheletes, and these courageous kids offer us the opportunity to see their successes and struggles through their eyes.

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Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Playing at Limelight Cinema
91 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated PG-13: (for thematic material and brief strong language)


Sponsored by TrueBearing Consulting

Jim Allison: Breakthrough is the astounding, true story of one warm-hearted, stubborn man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer.

Today, Jim Allison is a name to be reckoned with throughout the scientific world — a 2018 Nobel Prize winner for discovering the immune system’s role in defeating cancer — but for decades he waged a lonely struggle against the skepticism of the medical establishment and the resistance of Big Pharma.

Jim Allison: Breakthrough takes us into the inspiring and dramatic world of cutting-edge medicine, and into the heart of a true American pioneer, in a film that is both emotionally compelling and deeply entertaining.

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Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

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


Presented by Talking to Crows
featuring a panel discussion on 10/28 only.

Few realize that sound is 50% of the cinematic experience. Building on the pioneering sight-and-sound discoveries of iconic filmmakers, this documentary features the first generation of recognized Sound Designers who designed great movies with sound before a frame was shot. We will explore the collaborative relationship between Sound Designers and the visionary directors they work with by entering their creative realms via interviews and clips from their movies. We check out the latest discoveries and advances in sound technology and learn how sound transforms not only the cinematic experience, but also our lives.

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Earth (Erde)

Earth (Erde)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
115 minutes, Austria, In English, German, Hungarian, Spanish, and Italian w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans – with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Homo Sapiens, Our Daily Bread) observes people, in mines, quarries and at large construction sites, engaged in a constant struggle to take possession of the planet.

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Bleedingham: Best Feature Film

Bleedingham: Best Feature Film

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


Best Feature Film of the 2019 Bleedingham Horror Film Festival

Disclaimer from Bleedingham: We do not censor filmmakers. Some films may display nudity, extreme violence, gore, adult language, triggering or disturbing content. These films are made by independent filmmakers and are not rated. Films are recommended for mature audiences only.

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Runner

Runner

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


Presented by Greater Bellingham Running Club

As a young refugee ripped from his home in Sudan and dropped into high school in New Hampshire, Guor Marial struggles to adjust to life as an ordinary student without speaking English and with no friends or family in the States. But things change forever when he meets track coach Rusty Cofrin and his Olympic dreams become a future he could never have imagined. His difficult and triumphant journey from refugee to world-renowned athlete is told through intimate interviews with gorgeously animated flashbacks, as he strives for athletic greatness.

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Bleedingham: Best Feature Film

Bleedingham: WA State Short Film Official Selection and Awards

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


Now in its 8th season, Bleedingham invites filmmakers and horror fans alike to the screening of the official selection of WA state short horror films. Stay after the screening for the awards ceremony and find out who will take best film and the grand prize!

Hosted by Festival director Langley West and Jackie Kersten, this will be a night of audience prizes and horror shenanigans!

Disclaimer from Bleedingham: We do not censor filmmakers. Some films may display nudity, extreme violence, gore, adult language, triggering or disturbing content. These films are made by independent filmmakers and are not rated. Films are recommended for mature audiences only.

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Jay Myself

Jay Myself

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


Presented by Mindport Exhibits
“Before you can see, you have to look”. Come early to ‘look,’ ‘see,’ and interact with exhibits provided by Mindport.

Jay Myself documents the monumental move of renowned photographer and artist, Jay Maisel, who, in February 2015 after forty-eight years, begrudgingly sold his home–the 36,000 square-foot, 100-year-old landmark building in Manhattan known simply as “The Bank.” Through the intimate lens of filmmaker and Jay’s protégé, noted artist and photographer Stephen Wilkes, the viewer is taken on a remarkable journey through Jay’s life as an artist, mentor, and man; a man grappling with time, life, change, and the end of an era in New York City.

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Bleedingham: Best Feature Film

Bleedingham: WA State Short Film Official Selection

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


Now in its 8th season, Bleedingham invites filmmakers and horror fans alike to the screening of the official selection of WA state short horror films.

Hosted by Bleedingham Judge and Published Author, Royce Buckingham, this will be a night of audience prizes and horror shenanigans!

Disclaimer from Bleedingham: We do not censor filmmakers. Some films may display nudity, extreme violence, gore, adult language, triggering or disturbing content. These films are made by independent filmmakers and are not rated. Films are recommended for mature audiences only.

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Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy

Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy

Playing at Pickford Film Center
82 minutes, USA, Mexico, In English and Spanish w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Presented by CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival

Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy is a feature-length documentary offering a candid look into the world of 92-year-old British chef and cookbook author Diana Kennedy, widely regarded as the world’s authority on Mexican cuisine. Standing barely five feet tall with a still-thick English accent, Diana is a formidable critic of any individual who doesn’t agree with her subjective views of Mexican culinary traditions, or, God forbid, doesn’t recycle.

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Bleedingham: Best Feature Film

Bleedingham: Creepy Cornucopia

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


Join us for a delightfully dark and frightening mix of WA state and international horror short films and audience prizes!

Disclaimer from Bleedingham: We do not censor filmmakers. Some films may display nudity, extreme violence, gore, adult language, triggering or disturbing content.These films are made by independent filmmakers and are not rated. Films are recommended for mature audiences only.

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Massacre River

Massacre River

Playing at Pickford Film Center
81 minutes, ., In Spanish, French, English w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Presented by the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force

This documentary takes place in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, two ethnically and culturally distinct countries that have been forced to share an island since colonial times. The film follows Pikilina, a Dominican-born woman of Haitian descent, and her family. Racial and political violence erupt when the country of her birth, the Dominican Republic, reverses its birthright citizenship law and she is left stateless, along with 250,000 others. With the stroke of a pen, generations of people are left without a homeland. This sets Pikilina off on an epic journey as she struggles to regain her Dominican citizenship. Pikilina now faces the choice of fighting for her rightful citizenship and exposing herself to danger, or fleeing with her family to Haiti, a country she barely knows.

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After So Many Days

After So Many Days

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


After a decade of making music together, Jim and Sam, a recently married singer/songwriter duo from Los Angeles, were not the conventionally successful band they hoped they’d be. Feeling stuck and anxious about their future, the duo made a spontaneous decision to go “all in,” making a pact to play one show every day for a year. With suitcases and a guitar, the troubadours ventured out for a 365-day tour down unexplored roads, and onto unexpected stages, bringing their music to new audiences throughout 14 different countries. After So Many Days is an intimate front row seat to the highs and lows of what it’s like for two people to pursue a dream, together.

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Inside Lehman Brothers

Inside Lehman Brothers

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


Ten years after the Wall Street meltdown of 2008, questions still linger over whether insiders could see it coming or do more to stop it. Inside Lehman Brothers is an involving autopsy of what led to the largest bankruptcy filing in US history. The film profiles several insiders who had early warning signs about the dangers of subprime mortgages and tried to sound alarms from within. The stories of these whistleblowers deepen our understanding of the mindset that caused the crash and serve as a stark warning for the future.

Sponsored by Gravity Payments

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The Story of Plastic

The Story of Plastic

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


Join us for our 11/2 screening for a panel discussion following the film, featuring:
+ Rick Eggerth, Sierra Club and Zero Waste Washington
+ Michael Lilliquist, Bellingham City Council
+ Eleanor Hines from Surfrider and RE Sources

We are in a plastic crisis.

Plastic pollution is everywhere we look, smothering our oceans and poisoning communities around the world. Meanwhile, Big Plastic only plans to expand production. We need to chart a different course.

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Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

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


Presented by Bleedingham and shown as part of our series The Queens’ Vernacular

Your ticket for Scream, Queen! on October 31 gains you entrance to A Nightmare on Elm Street II, screening at 8:30pm!

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street sets the records straight about the controversial sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street, which ended Mark Patton’s acting career, just as it was about to begin.

Scream, Queen follows Patton as he travels to horror conventions across the U.S. Each new city unwraps a chapter from his life that is met with equal parts joyful and bittersweet detail, as he attempts to make peace with his past and embrace his legacy as cinema’s first male “scream queen.” The film also finds Patton confronting Freddy’s Revenge cast and crew for the first time, including Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

Playing at Pickford Film Center
87 minutes, English, In Horror, Doctober
Rated R: (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)


Presented by Bleedingham

Your ticket to Doctober documentary Scream, Queen! gains you free entrance to A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge! You can also purchase tickets to just Nightmare 2 at the link below.

Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton) moves with his family into the home of the lone survivor from a series of attacks by dream-stalking monster Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). There, Jesse is bedeviled by nightmares and inexplicably violent impulses. It turns out Freddy needs a host body to carry out his gruesome vendetta against the youth of Springwood, Ohio. While Freddy gains influence, Jesse and his girlfriend, Lisa (Kim Myers), race against the clock trying to figure out what’s going on.

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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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Night of the Comet

Night of the Comet

Playing at Limelight Cinema
95 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi
Rated PG-13: .


Third Eye Cinema is a monthly series at the Limelight programmed by Pickford staff. Tickets are only $5!

Programmed by Patrick!
After a rare comet sighting, teen sisters Regina (Catherine Mary Stewart) and Samantha (Kelli Maroney) find that they’re among the only survivors of a zombie attack. The girls partner with another survivor, Hector (Robert Beltran), but as they try to avoid the zombies, they’re sought by scientists who want to experiment on their bodies in the hope of finding an antidote. Dodging both the doctors and the undead, they keep moving in the hope that they can continue to stay alive.

Film Is Truth is a local nonprofit video rental archive with an ever-growing collection of more than 20,000 titles, keeping film history at your fingertips for over two decades.

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Burning Cane

Burning Cane

Playing at Pickford Film Center
77 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated NR: .


Burning Cane tells the story of a deeply religious woman’s struggle to reconcile her convictions of faith with the love she has for her alcoholic son and a troubled preacher. Set in rural Louisiana, the ?lm explores the relationships within a southern black protestant community, examining the roots of toxic masculinity, how manhood is de?ned and the dichotomous role of religion within the black community.

One evening only.

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Human Nature

Human Nature

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


Presented by WWU Chemistry Department in honor of National Chemistry Week
Sponsored by Knechtel Enterprises

Screenings introduced by biology and chemistry professors from WWU

A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To begin to answer these questions we must look back billions of years and peer into an uncertain future.

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Bleedingham: Best Feature Film

Bleedingham: Remix

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


Last chance to see the winning films, plus more international and local short horror films!

Disclaimer from Bleedingham: We do not censor filmmakers. Some films may display nudity, extreme violence, gore, adult language, triggering or disturbing content. These films are made by independent filmmakers and are not rated. Films are recommended for mature audiences only.

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Motherload

Motherload

Playing at Pickford Film Center
0 minutes, USA, Australia, Germany, Ghana, Nicaragua, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Presented by WTA + Smart Trips, with post-screening panel discussions featuring local parents, commuters, and business owners who have discovered the power of cargo bikes.

Motherload is a crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.

Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was not only unsustainable but took the freedom and adventure out of life, and Liz felt trapped. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes: long-frame bicycles designed for carrying passengers and heavy loads. Liz set out to learn more, and Motherload was born.

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Decade of Fire (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Decade of Fire (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

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


In the 1970s, fires raged through the South Bronx. Abandoned by landlords and city officials, nearly a half million residents were displaced from their beloved neighborhood. With the help of fellow survivors, filmmaker and Bronx native Vivian Vázquez Irizarry tells the story of the residents who banded together amidst the rubble and built a better future for their community.

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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Gay Chorus Deep South

Gay Chorus Deep South

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


Presented by Echoes

In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. Led by Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig and joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the tour brings a message of music, love and acceptance, to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. Over 300 singers travelled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the bridge in Selma. They performed in churches, community centers and concert halls in hopes of uniting us in a time of difference. The journey also challenges Tim and other Chorus members who fled the South to confront their own fears, pain and prejudices on a journey towards reconciliation.

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A Night with Janis Joplin

A Night with Janis Joplin

Playing at Pickford Film Center
117 minutes, USA, In English, Musical
Rated NR: .


Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock.

All the way from Broadway, you’re now invited to share an evening with the woman and her influences in the musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” a remarkable cast and breakout performances, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, written and directed by Randy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends.

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Pain & Glory (Dolor y gloria)

Pain & Glory (Dolor y gloria)

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


“[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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The Portal

The Portal

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


Join us after the film for a Q&A with filmmakers Jacqui Fifer and Tom Cronin!

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.

Jacqui Fifer: Director, Producer and Co-Writer of The Portal
Jacqui Fifer is a former international DJ, a human potential advocate and an award-winning filmmaker who is dedicated to film, story and music for shifting consciousness.

Tom Cronin: Executive Producer, Producer and Co-Writer of The Portal
Tom Cronin is the creator of The Stillness Project, a global movement to inspire one billion people to meditate daily, and one of the world’s most prominent speakers and teachers in this space.

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Paddington 2

Paddington 2

Playing at Pickford Film Center
105 minutes, UK, France, USA, In English, Family Friendly
Rated PG: (for some action and mild rude humor)


Pickford Family Matinee. Presented by Bank of the Pacific, Tickets are only $1.
Paddington 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief…

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Black Pool

Black Pool

Playing at Pickford Film Center
85 minutes, USA, In English, Thriller
Rated NR: .


Packing the house for his previous films and featured in a TedX talk, film professor and creator Dustin Morrow joins us for his new film Black Pool and a Q+A. Black Pool is a gripping thriller of imprisonment and interrogation, as three desperate people engage in a battle of wills that may leave one of them dead. Set all in one night, the film uses a contemporary story of fatalism and vengeance to explore the conflict that has raged in Northern Ireland for nearly a hundred years.

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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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Everybody’s Everything

Everybody’s Everything

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


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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Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour

Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour

Playing at Pickford Film Center
130 minutes, USA, In English and Spanish w/ English subtitles, Performing Arts
Rated NR: .


Shakira is a truly global superstar who, by the age of 18, had taken Latin America by storm, before conquering international markets at 24 with her crossover hit “Whenever Wherever.” Since then, she has continued to break barriers and records around the world with her unique blend of Latin sounds, rock and roll, and world music. Now, she celebrates her triumphant return to the stage in 2018 with a thrilling concert film documenting her acclaimed El Dorado World Tour.

For two nights only, the cinema version relives the larger-than-life show on the big screen, and through documentary footage and Shakira’s own words highlights what it took for Shakira and her team to bring the career-highlight show to 22 countries and nearly a million fans, following the drama of having to postpone the entire tour due to a vocal cord injury in November 2017.

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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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Westworld (1973)

Westworld (1973)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
88 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.”

Westworld is a futuristic theme park where paying guests can pretend to be gunslingers in an artificial Wild West populated by androids. After paying a sizable entrance fee, Blane (James Brolin) and Martin (Richard Benjamin) are determined to unwind by hitting the saloons and shooting off their guns. But when the system goes haywire and Blane is killed in a duel with a robotic gunslinger (Yul Brynner), Martin’s escapist fantasy suddenly takes on a grim reality.

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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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Don Pasquale (Royal Opera House)

Don Pasquale (Royal Opera House)

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


Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.

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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.

In celebration of the tenth season of our Masters of Asian Cinema series, Pickford Film Center presents Dragnet Girl, a steamy, smoky, silent romance with a new orignal score performed live in the theatre 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.

“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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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: .


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 by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres, and Derrick Woods-Morrow.

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.

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

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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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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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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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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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