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Best Sellers

Best Sellers

Playing at Pickford Film Center
100 minutes, UK, Canada, USA, In English, Drama, Comedy
Rated NR: _


Lucy Stanbridge (Aubrey Plaza) has inherited her father’s publishing house, and the ambitious would-be editor has nearly sunk it with failing titles. She discovers she is owed a book by Harris Shaw (Michael Caine), a reclusive, cantankerous, booze-addled author who originally put the company on the map decades earlier. In a last-ditch effort to save the company, Lucy and Harris release his new book and embark on a book tour from hell that changes them both in ways they didn’t expect.

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Playing at Pickford Film Center
126 minutes, USA, In English, Biography, Drama, History
Rated PG-13: for sexual content and drug abuse


An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.

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Language Lessons

Language Lessons

Playing at Pickford Film Center
91 minutes, USA, In English, Spanish, Drama
Rated NR: _


A Spanish teacher and her student develop an unexpected friendship.

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On Broadway

On Broadway

Playing at Pickford Film Center
85 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


As the lights of Broadway tentatively turn back on comes this doc detailing the last time the Great White Way was on the brink. It’s a vibrant, performance-filled history lesson as only the likes of Helen Mirren, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, and more can tell it.

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Torn

Torn

Playing at Pickford Film Center
92 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Outdoor/Adventure
Rated NR: _


Sponsored by Chuckanut Builders. Alex Lowe was the greatest rock and ice climber of his generation, and his death at age 40 in 1999 left a giant hole for his wife and three sons to fill. His close climbing partner, Conrad Anker, took care of the family and ultimately married Alex’s widow—all of which is sensitively portrayed in son Max Lowe’s examination of the emotional toll of high-risk pursuits. *Director Max Lowe in person, Opening Night.

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Without Getting Killed or Caught

Without Getting Killed or Caught

Playing at Pickford Film Center
95 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


Guy Clark was a songwriter’s songwriter who toiled in near-obscurity for most of his life. This doc assembles such luminaries as Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, and more to speak to his lasting influence. But it’s through the words of his wife and muse Susanna—a songwriter and artist in her own right—that Guy’s story comes to life.

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Civil War (or, Who do We Think We Are)

Civil War (or, Who do We Think We Are)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
100 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Civil Life
Rated NR: _


As recent events have illustrated, the issues that caused the Civil War still permeate this country. This doc travels the country to look at that bloody battle through a modern lens, from President Obama’s last year in office to present day.

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Little Girl (Petite Fille)

Little Girl (Petite Fille)

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, France, Denmark, In English, DOC-Bio
Rated NR: _


7-year-old Sasha has always known she’s a girl. Gender identity collides with small-town sensibilities in this moving look at the life of a very courageous little girl and the fierce mother fighting to open the hearts and minds of folks in their rural French town. Directed by renowned filmmaker Sebastien Lifshitz.

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Becoming Cousteau

Becoming Cousteau

Playing at Pickford Film Center
93 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Outdoor/Adventure
Rated PG-13: _


Presented by The Whatcom Watersheds Information Network, WWU Marine and Coastal Science & Environmental Sciences Department.
From acclaimed director Liz Garbus (The Farm: Angola, USA) comes the definitive portrait of both Cousteaus—Jacques, famous explorer, writer, celebrity, and his wife Simone Melchior, diver, mother and business partner. From the Aqua Lung to ocean conservation, all with gorgeous archival film.

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Firestarter

Firestarter

Playing at Pickford Film Center
96 minutes, Australia, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


Presented by WWU CFPA Dept. of Theatre and Dance. Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 30th anniversary is marked by Firestarter, following three Aboriginal brothers as they form what has become a cultural phenom. With gorgeous and original choreography and music the brothers must meet personal and intergenerational trauma with a message for social change.

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Los Hermanos

Los Hermanos

Playing at Pickford Film Center
84 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


Presented by WWU Dept. of Modern & Classical Languages. Two Cuban brothers, both musical prodigies, separated by a half-century of Cold War politics, are reunited during the brief detente between the US and Cuba. Their tour and eventual continued separation illustrate the challenges of estrangement.

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Lily Topples the World

Lily Topples the World

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Bio
Rated NR: _


Presented by Mindport Exhibits. Lily Hevesh, a 20-year-old with a dream, is already considered the greatest domino toppler (and only female) in her field. Now she faces some very adult decisions about her future and meets them head on. Toppling will never be the same.

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Big vs Small

Big vs Small

Playing at Pickford Film Center
76 minutes, Finland, In English, DOC-Outdoor/Adventure
Rated NR: _


Joana Andrade may be diminutive in height, but her stature in the world of big wave surfing is lofty – Director Minna Dufton travels with her from the monster waves of her native Portugal to facing her fears and demons in the dark cold waters of Finland with breathing coach Johanna Nordblad.

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American Gadfly

American Gadfly

Playing at Pickford Film Center
95 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Taking Action
Rated NR: _


When a group of enterprising teens formulated a plan to enlist former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel to run for president in 2019, it seemed like a lark—but it was so much more. Witness what happens when youthful optimism teams up with an 88-year-old politician to speak truth to power.

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499

499

Playing at Pickford Film Center
88 minutes, Mexico, In Spanish, DOC-Taking Action
Rated NR: _


Rodrigo Reyes’ stunning doc-narrative hybrid centers around a time-traveling conquistador who experiences first-hand the challenges of the post-colonial world. An achievement that lingers in the imagination. A big screen must
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The Story Won’t Die

The Story Won’t Die

Playing at Pickford Film Center
83 minutes, USA, In Arabic, English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


The story of war in Syria has been told in several moving and award-winning docs, but never quite like this. See the war and its aftermath through the eyes of a rapper, a post-rock musician, a breakdancer, visual artists and other creatives who found inspiration in the least likely of places.

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For the Left Hand

For the Left Hand

Playing at Pickford Film Center
87 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


W/ Director Gordon Quinn in person on 10/6. Norman Malone, a child piano prodigy at 5, is attacked by his father at 10 and loses the use of his right arm. A lifetime of resilience follows as he masters the most difficult left-hand music, never sharing his growing mastery—until now.

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After Antartica

After Antartica

Playing at Pickford Film Center
106 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Outdoor/Adventure
Rated NR: _


Director Tasha van Zandt captures polar explorer Will Steger near the end of his career preparing for a final expediton – and expertly traverses his long history of exploration and engagement with adventurers from around the world. Snow, ice and thoughtful reflection abound.

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In Balanchine’s Classroom

In Balanchine’s Classroom

Playing at Pickford Film Center
95 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


Presented by WWU CFPA Dept. of Theatre and Dance. In the world of ballet, no names loom larger than George Balanchine and the New York City Ballet. Enter his classroom and his world as seen through the eyes of the dancers he taught who are determined to pass on his legacy to a new generation of ballerinas.

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Alien On Stage

Alien On Stage

Playing at Pickford Film Center
87 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


Directors Lucy Harvey and Danielle Kummer embed themselves in the world of amateur theatre with the very amateur Dorset Bus Drivers production of Alien, a serious endeavor with shades of Waiting for Guffman but with a denouement that may have you in tears of joy.

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Being Bebe

Being Bebe

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, USA, Cameroon, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


In 2009, BeBe Zahara Benet became the first winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, firmly etching his place in queer pop culture history. But the story of Cameroon-born Marshall Ngwa is so much bigger than that moment. See Queen BeBe in all her glory.

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Claydream

Claydream

Playing at Pickford Film Center
96 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


W/ Director Marq Evans in person on 10/9.
Director Marq Evans reveals Portland’s Will Vinton, the father of Claymation, as an artistic wunderkind who brought the world the California Raisins and many glorious films—but who ultimately loses it all. A must-see for animation fans.

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Havana Libre

Havana Libre

Playing at Pickford Film Center
114 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Outdoor/Adventure
Rated NR: _


Presented by WWU Dept. of Modern & Classical Languages. Until a few years ago, surfing was illegal in Cuba and those who participated in the sport did so on homemade boards and in fear. Watch as Cuban surfers fight for legitimacy, first in their own country and then on the world stage.

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Not Going Quietly

Not Going Quietly

Playing at Pickford Film Center
97 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Taking Action
Rated NR: _


Many of us saw video of ALS sufferer Ady Barkan confronting Senator Jeff Flake on a plane in 2017 to ask him to vote against a tax bill that would cripple U.S. health care. This doc goes inside the movement Barkan has spurred and the remarkable life of the man who says, “the weaker I get, the louder I become.”

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End of the Line w/ Honor Thy Mother

End of the Line w/ Honor Thy Mother

Playing at Pickford Film Center
97 minutes, USA, Finland, In English, DOC-Taking Action
Rated NR: _


END OF THE LINE: WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK (W/ HONOR THY MOTHER)
W/ Director Lucy Ostrander of Honor Thy Mother in person on 10/17.
Presented by CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival and The Whatcom Watersheds Information Network
Director Shannon Kring captures the heroic spirit of indigenous women risking it all to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline, a project with potentially disastrous environmental ramifications on Native soil. Against many obstacles, these women stand firm. + Short: Honor Thy Mother is the untold story of 36 Aboriginal women from Canada and Native women from tribes in Washington and Alaska who migrated to Bainbridge Island, the traditional territory of the Suquamish people, in the early 1940s.

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White Coat Rebels

White Coat Rebels

Playing at Pickford Film Center
82 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Taking Action
Rated NR: _


Few docs speak to this moment in time quite like this one. Find out about Big Pharma’s corrupting influence on the medical profession and meet a handful of health care workers determined to buck the system.

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Youth v Gov

Youth v Gov

Playing at Pickford Film Center
110 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Taking Action
Rated NR: _
Doctober

Since 2015, 21 youth climate activists have been embroiled in a groundbreaking lawsuit against the federal government for degrading the environment and endangering their right to life, liberty and property. A stunningly inspirational film and call to action.

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Mission Joy

Mission Joy

Playing at Pickford Film Center
88 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Taking Action
Rated NR: _


Sponsored by Chrysalis Inn & Spa. They may hail from different backgrounds, but Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama are united both by friendship and their belief in the power of finding joy. Watch an unforgettable sit-down between the two men and learn to apply their joyful lessons to your own life.

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The Berrigan’s: Devout and Dangerous

The Berrigan’s: Devout and Dangerous

Playing at Pickford Film Center
80 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Bio
Rated NR: _


Devout and Dangerous: A guidebook for activism, Susan Hagedorn’s doc is a portrait of the Berrigan’s—Daniel and Phillip—who were Catholic priests dedicated to nonviolent resistance. From the Vietnam War to AIDS funding, these two brothers walked the talk for more than 50 years. *With discussion moderated by Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival.

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The Most Beatuiful Boy in the World

The Most Beatuiful Boy in the World

Playing at Pickford Film Center
93 minutes, Sweden, In English, French, Italian, Japanese, Swedish, DOC-Bio
Rated NR: _


When director Luchino Visconti declared Björn Andrésen, star of Death in Venice to be the “most beautiful boy in the world,” it turned the teenager into an instant idol and set him down a path that can only be described as ugly. This doc gives Andrésen the opportunity to frame his own story and reclaim his life.

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The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated R: for language, sexual content, nudity and some drug material

for language, sexual content, nudity


It’s only appropriate that when legendary filmmaker Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, I’m Not There) went looking for a subject for his first foray into documentaries he chose a band equally as legendary: the Velvet Underground. This is the documentary equivalent of game recognizing game. Not to be missed.

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Soy Cubana

Soy Cubana

Playing at Pickford Film Center
79 minutes, Cuba, In Spanish, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


What began as a hit short film about the Vocal Vidas became a long-form doc in 2017 when the group was invited to the United States. Based in Santiago de Cuba, their gorgeous vocals and infectious, resilient spirits meet the challenges of daily life in Cuba head-on.

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Scrum

Scrum

Playing at Pickford Film Center
75 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Outdoor/Adventure
Rated NR: _


Presented by Chuckanut Bay Rugby. Rugby is an overwhelmingly white sport. Frank McKinney, the only Black college rugby coach in the United States, aims to change that, building a team of all races and backgrounds. This is an inspirational story, yes, but it’s also one rooted in reality—and reality can be complicated stuff.

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Holy Frit

Holy Frit

Playing at Pickford Film Center
119 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


A tale of creative hutzpah, Tim Carey, an unknown artist, pursues and wins a contract to create the largest stained-glass window of its kind – despite having no knowledge of how to do it. Enter Narcissus Quagliata, an aptly named glass maestro, who helps push Tim to the limits of kilnforming.

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Storm Lake

Storm Lake

Playing at Pickford Film Center
85 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Taking Action
Rated NR: _


Iowa’s Storm Lake Times is one of the last of its kind: a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper. It barely breaks even and when Storm Lake becomes a national COVID hotspot, loss of ad revenue threatens the existence of the paper right when the town needs it most. It’s the story of journalism writ large as seen through a small-town lens.

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The Crab Season w/Lessons for Jeju

The Crab Season w/Lessons for Jeju

Playing at Pickford Film Center
64 minutes, France, In French, DOC-Bio
Rated NR: _


The Crab Season: From March to November, Christophe Leboucher, who is profoundly visually impaired, hikes to the foot of the cliffs at Etretat at low tide, where he spelunks with his stick and hands into tiny crevices hunting crab and lobster, reminding us there are other ways to see the world. 51m. Unrated.

+ Short: Lessons for Jeju: When diver and expectant mother Kimi Werner travels to the island of Jeju to meet her heroes, the haenyeo—a group of freediving and fishing women—she finds inspiring life lessons.

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Try Harder

Try Harder

Playing at Pickford Film Center
85 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Civil Life
Rated G: _


Go inside the hallowed and highly competitive halls of San Francisco’s Lowell High, one of the best public schools in the nation. With an elite and highly skilled student body, the culture is overachieving and the pressure intense as they all vie for acceptance at the same top universities.

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Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free

Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free

Playing at Pickford Film Center
89 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


Drawn from an archive of 16mm film, Tom Petty works on his 1994 album Wildflowers.

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Ascension

Ascension

Playing at Pickford Film Center
97 minutes, China, In Mandarin, DOC-Civil Life
Rated NR: _


Director Jessica Kingdon deserves awards for this mind-blowing examination of the ‘Chinese Dream’ and the endless pursuit of productivity. Her camera finds incredible places–observing workers in a sex doll factory or a bodyguard training school. Fascinating, rhythmic, and no talking heads.

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Medicine Man: The Stan Brock Story

Medicine Man: The Stan Brock Story

Playing at Pickford Film Center
96 minutes, UK, In English, DOC-Taking Action
Rated NR: _


Brock is a British born, Amazonian cowboy turned Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom star—enough for a doc, but he ultimately devotes his life to providing free health care around the world with Remote Area Medical, a portable clinic. Sainthood awaits.

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Fanny

Fanny

Playing at Pickford Film Center
96 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


Presented by Bellingham Girls Rock Camp, FilAm Student Org., DIWA Filipino Film Festival Fanny bears the distinction of being the first all-women band signed to a major label. They made five excellent albums, they rocked, and few have ever heard of them. See the story of a barrier-breaking band—with commentary by Bonnie Raitt, Cherie Currie and more—that was totally ahead of its time.

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Searching for Mr Rugoff

Searching for Mr Rugoff

Playing at Pickford Film Center
94 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


Cinema 5 was a legendary NYC theatre chain and distribution company that broke all rules and helped launch an era of international and independent cinema. Donald Rugoff was the mad/maddening genius behind it all. Film buffs unite.

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Mau

Mau

Playing at Pickford Film Center
77 minutes, Austria, In English, DOC-Arts & Entertainment
Rated NR: _


Presented by Paper Whale. Bruce Mau, from humble Canadian beginnings, becomes a celebrated designer and artist—yet his world-view is one that leads him to ask big questions, the answers to which may help hold the keys to our survival as a species. Lighthearted but profound (and inspiring).

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The Place that Makes Us

The Place that Makes Us

Playing at Pickford Film Center
70 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Taking Action
Rated NR: _


Youngstown, Ohio is a quintessential post-industrial city: blighted, crime-ridden, economically depressed—but not without hope. Witness what happens when the city’s younger generation decides to stay put and transform their city in ways sure to inspire.

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To Which We Belong

To Which We Belong

Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, USA, In Trailer, DOC-Civil Life
Rated NR: _


Restorative agriculture has never been as sexy. Directors Pamela Tanner Boll and Lindsay Richardson follow farmers and ranchers taking the sustainable path forward, saving our land and sea for both economic health and future generations. Inspiring? Very. *Presented with the financial assistance of The Community Food Co-op.

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The Long Coast

The Long Coast

Playing at Pickford Film Center
80 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Outdoor/Adventure
Rated NR: _


A lyrical and impactful study of the coast of Maine, its watery ecosystem and the hardy folks who earn a living from it, told in five chapters that detail both the triumphs and challenges of a rapidly changing way of life. Deceptively simple and decidedly beautiful.

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Shorts: Go Gurrls!

Shorts: Go Gurrls!

Playing at Pickford Film Center
67 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Civil Life
Rated NR: _


Celebrate true “Girl Power” with these three inspiring short films. All trailblazers: 7-year-old cancer survivor and mutton buster, Marley McDonald; Lucy Harris, one of the greatest living women’s basketball player who was drafted by the NBA! and Jess Kimura, tough as nails Pro snowboarder and “girl power advocate”.

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King Lear (National Theatre)

King Lear (National Theatre)

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


Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

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The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68

The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68

Playing at Pickford Film Center
105 minutes, USA, In English, Concert
Rated NR: _


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of L.A. WOMAN, this “Special Edition” event will transform movie theaters into concert venues, giving Doors fans the closest experience to being there live.

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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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War Horse (National Theatre)

War Horse (National Theatre)

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


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

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

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

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Skylight (National Theatre)

Skylight (National Theatre)

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

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

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

Tickets are $16 for Pickford members, $20 general admission, $10 for students/military.
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Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre)

Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre)

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


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

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

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

Tickets are $16 for Pickford members, $20 general admission, $10 for students/military.
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Follies (National Theatre)

Follies (National Theatre)

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


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

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

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

Tickets are $16 for Pickford members, $20 general admission, $10 for students/military.
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No Man’s Land (National Theatre)

No Man’s Land (National Theatre)

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


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

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A View fom the Bridge (National Theatre)

A View fom the Bridge (National Theatre)

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


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

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