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Located at 1318 Bay St. at the epicenter of Bellingham Arts District, Pickford Film Center offers two-screens and state of the art, high definition digital audio and visual equipment to provide you the best cinema experience available. Make yourself at home in our welcoming lobby – perfect for relaxing before the film or meeting a group of friend to discuss your favorite directors over a bottle of wine from our seasonally curated wine list. Free wi-fi, concessions that just won’t quit, and a rotating selection of the very best movies out there – PFC is the place to be!

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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)

Official Site·Trailer

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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Wednesday, December 11th

2:30pm 5:30pm 8:30pm

Thursday, December 12th

3:45pm 6:45pm 9:45pm

Friday, December 13th

2:15pm 5:15pm 8:00pm

Saturday, December 14th

12:30pm 3:30pm 6:30pm 9:15pm

Sunday, December 15th

12:00pm 3:00pm

Monday, December 16th

2:15pm 5:15pm 8:15pm

Tuesday, December 17th

2:15pm 5:15pm 8:15pm

Wednesday, December 18th

1:00pm 5:15pm 8:15pm

Thursday, December 19th

2:15pm 5:15pm 8:15pm

Waves

Waves

Playing at Pickford Film Center

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

Official Site·Trailer

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

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

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Wednesday, December 11th

2:45pm 5:45pm 8:45pm

Thursday, December 12th

2:45pm 5:45pm 8:45pm

Friday, December 13th

2:45pm 5:45pm

Saturday, December 14th

3:15pm 6:15pm

Sunday, December 15th

1:45pm 4:45pm

Monday, December 16th

2:15pm

Tuesday, December 17th

2:45pm 5:45pm

Wednesday, December 18th

1:00pm 5:45pm

Thursday, December 19th

2:45pm 5:45pm

In Fabric

In Fabric

Playing at Pickford Film Center

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

Official Site·Trailer

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

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

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Friday, December 13th

8:45pm

Saturday, December 14th

10:15am 9:30pm

Sunday, December 15th

11:00am 7:45pm

Monday, December 16th

5:15pm

Tuesday, December 17th

8:45pm

Wednesday, December 18th

8:45pm

Thursday, December 19th

8:45pm

Present Laughter (National Theatre)

Present Laughter (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

180 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, December 15th

6:00pm

GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS

GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS

Playing at Pickford Film Center

100 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary, Music
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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Monday, December 16th

8:00pm

Futureworld (1976)

Futureworld (1976)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

108 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction
Rated PG: .

Official Site·Trailer

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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Saturday, December 21st

12:00pm

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

Official Site·Trailer

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, December 22nd

11:00am

Thursday, January 2nd

6:30pm

The Nutcracker (Royal Ballet)

The Nutcracker (Royal Ballet)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

140 minutes, UK, In English, Ballet
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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

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Monday, December 23rd

6:00pm

Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems

Playing at Pickford Film Center

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

Official Site·Trailer

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

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Wednesday, December 25th
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Thursday, December 26th
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Friday, December 27th
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Saturday, December 28th
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Sunday, December 29th
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Monday, December 30th
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Tuesday, December 31st
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Wednesday, January 1st
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Thursday, January 2nd
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Little Women

Little Women

Playing at Pickford Film Center

134 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated PG: (for thematic elements and brief smoking)

Official Site·Trailer

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

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Wednesday, December 25th
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Thursday, December 26th
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Friday, December 27th
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Saturday, December 28th
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Sunday, December 29th
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Monday, December 30th
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Tuesday, December 31st
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Wednesday, January 1st
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Thursday, January 2nd
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Les Misérables: The Staged Concert

Les Misérables: The Staged Concert

Playing at Pickford Film Center

180 minutes, UK, In English, Musical
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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

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Saturday, December 28th

11:00am

VHS: Video Hunter Society

VHS: Video Hunter Society

Playing at Pickford Film Center

120 minutes, , In ,
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, January 3rd

9:00pm

Charlotte’s Web (1973) (Kid Pickford)

Charlotte’s Web (1973) (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

94 minutes, USA, In English, Family Friendly
Rated G: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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Saturday, January 11th

1:00pm

A Story from Chikamatsu (Cinema East)

A Story from Chikamatsu (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

102 minutes, Japan, In Japanese w/ English Subtitles, Drama, Romance
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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Tuesday, January 14th

5:45pm

At the Video Store

At the Video Store

Playing at Pickford Film Center

72 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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Thursday, January 16th

8:00pm

Coppélia (Royal Ballet)

Coppélia (Royal Ballet)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

155 minutes, UK, In English, Ballet
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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

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

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Sunday, January 26th

11:00am

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: .

Official Site·Trailer

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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Tuesday, February 4th

5:45pm

Clemency

Clemency

Playing at Pickford Film Center

113 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated R: (for some disturbing material, and language)

Official Site·Trailer

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

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Friday, February 7th
(Showtimes TBD)

Saturday, February 8th
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Sunday, February 9th
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Monday, February 10th
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Tuesday, February 11th
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Wednesday, February 12th
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Thursday, February 13th
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Kid Pickford)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

129 minutes, USA, In English, Drama, Crime, Family Friendly
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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

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Saturday, February 8th

1:00pm

Early Spring (Cinema East)

Early Spring (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

145 minutes, Japan, In Japanese w/ English Subtitles, Drama
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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Tuesday, February 11th

5:45pm

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

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

Playing at Pickford Film Center

100 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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Wednesday, February 12th

5:45pm

All My Sons (National Theatre)

All My Sons (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

165 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, February 23rd

11:00am

CatVideoFest 2020

CatVideoFest 2020

Playing at Pickford Film Center

72 minutes, USA, In English, Shorts, Comedy, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area.

10% of proceeds will be donated to the Whatcom Feline Alliance.

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Saturday, February 29th

12:00pm

Sunday, March 1st

12:00pm

Saturday, March 14th

12:00pm

Sunday, March 15th

12:00pm

Bedlam (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Bedlam (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

84 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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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Tuesday, March 3rd

5:45pm

63 Up

63 Up

Playing at Pickford Film Center

180 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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Friday, March 6th
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Saturday, March 7th
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Sunday, March 8th
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Monday, March 9th
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Tuesday, March 10th
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Wednesday, March 11th
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Thursday, March 12th
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The Midnight After (Cinema East)

The Midnight After (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

124 minutes, Hong Kong, In Cantonese and Japnese w/ English subtitles, English, Comedy, Horror
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

“A Hong Kong without traffic jams and crowds is a phenomenon eerier than any alien invasion or zombie outbreak, and it’s what the passengers of a minibus have to cope with when they find themselves the survivors of a strange pandemic in The Midnight After, a deliriously high-concept and gleefully low-budget horror-comedy that mourns the dissolution of the city’s core values since its handover to China in 1997. Maverick helmer Fruit Chan (Made in Hong Kong, Durian Durian) bends genre like it’s putty in his hands, distilling the macabre from the everyday and making the apocalyptic seem absurdly matter-of-fact.” —Variety

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Tuesday, March 10th

5:45pm

Anne Frank: Parallel Stories

Anne Frank: Parallel Stories

Playing at Pickford Film Center

92 minutes, Italy, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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Thursday, March 12th

5:45pm

Sunday, March 15th

11:00am

Modern Times (Kid Pickford)

Modern Times (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

87 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Family Friendly
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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

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Saturday, March 14th

1:00pm

The Sleeping Beauty (Royal Ballet)

The Sleeping Beauty (Royal Ballet)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

180 minutes, UK, In English, Ballet
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

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

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

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Saturday, March 21st

11:00am

Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre)

Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

120 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: .

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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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Sunday, March 22nd

11:00am

La bohème (Royal Opera House)

La bohème (Royal Opera House)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

155 minutes, USA, In Italian w/ English subtitles, Opera
Rated NR: .

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

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

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

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Sunday, April 5th

11:00am

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: .

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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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Tuesday, April 7th

5:45pm

The Hunger Games (Kid Pickford)

The Hunger Games (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

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

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

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

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Saturday, April 11th

1:00pm

A Touch of Sin (Cinema East)

A Touch of Sin (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

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

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

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Tuesday, April 21st

5:45pm

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: .

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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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Tuesday, May 5th

5:45pm

The Cloud-Capped Star (Cinema East)

The Cloud-Capped Star (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

126 minutes, India, In Bengali w/ English subtitles, Drama
Rated NR: .

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

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Tuesday, May 12th

5:45pm

Hotel by the River (Cinema East)

Hotel by the River (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

96 minutes, South Korea, In Korean w/ English subtitles, Drama
Rated NR: .

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

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

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Tuesday, June 2nd

5:45pm

Spy Kids (Kid Pickford)

Spy Kids (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

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

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

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

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Saturday, June 13th

1:00pm

The Welkin (National Theatre)

The Welkin (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

120 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: .

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, June 14th

11:00am