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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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Maiden

Maiden

Playing at Pickford Film Center

97 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .
CCAP, AD

Official Site·Trailer

Sponsored by the Community Boating Center!

Open Caption Wednesday screenings: August 21 at 1:00 PM and August 28 at 8:05 PM .

Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, to ensure the team made it to the start line. Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men.

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Wednesday, August 21st

1:00pm 3:40pm 9:00pm

Thursday, August 22nd

1:00pm 3:40pm

Friday, August 23rd

1:00pm 3:40pm 5:45pm 8:05pm

Saturday, August 24th

1:00pm 3:40pm 5:45pm 8:05pm

Sunday, August 25th

1:00pm 3:40pm 5:45pm 8:05pm

Monday, August 26th

3:40pm 4:45pm

Tuesday, August 27th

3:40pm 8:25pm

Wednesday, August 28th

3:40pm 8:05pm

Thursday, August 29th

3:40pm 5:45pm 8:05pm

The Farewell

The Farewell

Playing at Pickford Film Center

98 minutes, USA, In English and Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Comedy, Drama
Rated PG: (for thematic material, brief language and some smoking)
CCAP, AD

Official Site·Trailer

Open Caption Wednesday screenings: August 21 at 1:15 PM, and August 28 at 8:30 PM.

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.

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Wednesday, August 21st

1:15pm 3:20pm 8:30pm

Thursday, August 22nd

1:15pm 3:20pm

Friday, August 23rd

1:15pm 3:20pm 6:00pm 8:30pm

Saturday, August 24th

3:20pm 6:00pm 8:30pm

Sunday, August 25th

3:20pm 6:00pm 8:30pm

Monday, August 26th

2:20pm 6:00pm 8:30pm

Tuesday, August 27th

3:20pm 6:00pm

Wednesday, August 28th

3:20pm 6:00pm 8:30pm

Thursday, August 29th

3:20pm 6:00pm 8:30pm

RUSH: Cinema Strangiato 2019

RUSH: Cinema Strangiato 2019

Playing at Pickford Film Center

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

Official Site·Trailer

The Holy Trinity of Rock returns to the big screen, when the first “Annual Exercise in Fan Indulgence” Cinema Strangiato brings Rush fans together in movie theatres worldwide. Featuring R40+, this global fan event will give audiences a special look into some of the best performances from R40 LIVE, including songs such as “Closer to the Heart,” “Subdivisions,” “Tom Sawyer,” and more, as well as unreleased backstage moments and candid footage left on the cutting room floor.

R40+ also includes unseen soundcheck performances of the fan-favorite “Jacob’s Ladder,” exclusive new interviews with Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, Taylor Hawkins, producer Nick Raskulinecz, violinist Jonathan Dinklage and more. As a special bonus, fans will get a glimpse into the madness and passion that went in to the making of Geddy Lee’s new book, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass – featuring a brand-new interview from the man himself.

Sponsored by 92.9 KISM!

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Wednesday, August 21st

5:45pm

A Boy Named Charlie Brown: 50th Anniversary!

A Boy Named Charlie Brown: 50th Anniversary!

Playing at Pickford Film Center

86 minutes, USA, In English, Children’s
Rated G: .

Official Site·Trailer

We’re celebrating the 50th Anniversary of a Peanuts classic! Presented in theaters for the first time since its release in 1969.

In this first animated feature film based on Charles M. Schulz’s ever-popular Peanuts comic strip, we see the pint-sized hero step up to the challenge, face his fears and show the world what he is truly made of. When Charlie Brown enters the school spelling bee, the doubtful and openly honest Lucy predicts his abject humiliation. But with the help of his best friend Linus and loyal dog Snoopy, Charlie Brown sets out to surprise his detractors in order to attend the national spelling bee in New York City.

Nominated for an Oscar in 1971 for “Best Original Music/Song Score” by Vince Guaraldi, A Boy Named Charlie Brown projects the innocence of Schulz’s charming characters with glee and takes them on a most spectacular adventure.

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Wednesday, August 21st

6:15pm

Saturday, August 24th

1:00pm

Cinema Thyme: Haute Cuisine

Cinema Thyme: Haute Cuisine

Playing at Pickford Film Center

300 minutes, France, In French, English w/ English Subtitles, Drama
Rated PG-13: for brief strong language

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Join us as we partner with Ciao Thyme to bring you an exquisite dinner besed on and served right after watching the film Haute Cuisine.

6:00 Reception
6:30 Film
8:05 Film End + Dinner

An obscure cook (Catherine Frot) from a Périgord truffle farm makes waves in the Élysée Palace when she becomes the personal chef of France’s president (Jean d’Ormesson).

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Thursday, August 22nd

6:00pm

The Lehman Trilogy (National Theatre)

The Lehman Trilogy (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

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

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The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

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

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Sunday, August 25th

11:00am

ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas

ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas

Playing at Pickford Film Center

91 minutes, Canada, UK, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

ZZ Top: That Lil Ol’ Band from Texas tells the story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen – Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard – became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet, all while maintaining a surrealist mystique that continues to intrigue fans and entice onlookers 50 years after the band’s inception. Buoyed by candid band interviews, never-before-seen archive, animation, celebrity fan testimonials (Billy Bob Thornton, Joshua Homme and more), and an intimate performance at the legendary Gruene Hall shot exclusively for this documentary, “That Little Ol’ Band” runs the gamut, from the absurd to the poignant, from squalid Texas bars to MTV heroics, all in celebration of this notoriously private, but larger than life, power trio.

Sponsored by 92.9 KISM!

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Monday, August 26th

7:00pm

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

Playing at Pickford Film Center

183 minutes, USA, In English, War, Drama
Rated R: (disturbing violent images, language, sexual content and some drug use)

Official Site·Trailer

“The troubled production of Francis Ford Coppola’s psychedelic Vietnam war epic has already calcified into the stuff of industry myth: leading man Martin Sheen was nearly felled by a heart attack, second lead Marlon Brando showed up to set too overweight to believably portray a Green Beret, [and] a monsoon seemingly sent by God destroyed thousands of dollars in equipment.

For Coppola, however, […] the new and definitive Final Cut – commemorating the 40th anniversary of the original release – offered him a chance to rewrite his own history. He’s gone back in to edit the film once before, assembling the 202-minute Redux version in 2001. The just-right Final Cut splits the difference between the creative concessions of the original and the unwieldy sprawl of the Redux, a massive feat of film craft reined in to the general neighborhood of perfection.” — The Guardian.

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Tuesday, August 27th

5:45pm

After the Wedding

After the Wedding

Playing at Pickford Film Center

110 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated PG-13: (for thematic material and some strong language)

Official Site·Trailer

Isabel (Michelle Williams) has dedicated her life to working with the children in an orphanage in Calcutta. Theresa (Julianne Moore) is the multimillionaire head of a media company who lives with her artist husband (Billy Crudup) and their twin boys in New York. When word comes to Isabel of a mysterious and generous grant for the financially struggling orphanage, she must travel to New York to meet the benefactor–Theresa–in person.

“The female characters are the least interesting thing in the original version of After the Wedding, an otherwise exceptional, Oscar-nominated Danish drama from Bird Box director Susanne Bier. Fortunately, that’s not at all true of a sharp new English-language remake that gender-flips the two lead roles to be played by women, providing an incredibly rich showcase for the immense talents of Julianne Moore (who goes big) and Michelle Williams (understated and devastating) in the process.” -Variety

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Friday, August 30th
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Saturday, August 31st
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Sunday, September 1st
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Monday, September 2nd
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Tuesday, September 3rd
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Wednesday, September 4th
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Thursday, September 5th
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The Merry Wives of Windsor (Globe on Screen)

The Merry Wives of Windsor (Globe on Screen)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

180 minutes, UK, In French w/ English Subtitles, Theatre
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Double-meanings and disguises abound in this new production of William Shakespeare’s very English comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at Falstaff’s expense…

Directed by Nicole Charles and Elle While, and staged at the beautiful and iconic Globe Theatre in London, a reconstruction of an open-air Elizabethan playhouse on the bank of the River Thames, this film release continues the GlobeOnScreen annual cinema season.

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

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Sunday, September 1st

11:00am

Labor Wars of the Northwest

Labor Wars of the Northwest

Playing at Pickford Film Center

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

Official Site·Trailer

A century ago in 1919, Northwest cities roiled with labor unrest, strikes, and gunfights. That cauldron of radicalism and violence is chronicled in the documentary Labor Wars of the Northwest. The film examines labor conflict in the context of a decades-long struggle that began with the arrival of the railroads in the 1880s and spread throughout the region. It shines new light on tragedies like the 1916 Everett Massacre, the 1919 Seattle General Strike and the 1919 Centralia Massacre. The documentary was created in part to commemorate the centennial year of those1919 events. Bellingham and Whatcom County are no strangers to labor conflict, evidenced by the 1907 riots in which five hundred South Asian migrants were expelled from Bellingham.

Following the film, PNW historian David Jepsen, who wrote and directed the film, will lead a discussion on labor issues and answer audience questions.

Presented by Northwest Washington Central Labor Council. Happy Labor Day!

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Wednesday, September 4th

5:45pm

Rojo

Rojo

Playing at Pickford Film Center

109 minutes, Argentina, Brazil, France, In Spanish w/ English Subtitles, Drama, Thriller
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then takes a path of no return involving death, secrets and silences.

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Friday, September 6th
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Saturday, September 7th
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Sunday, September 8th
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Monday, September 9th
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Tuesday, September 10th
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Wednesday, September 11th
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Thursday, September 12th
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Smell-O-Vision

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Smell-O-Vision

Playing at Pickford Film Center

89 minutes, USA, In English, Children’s
Rated G: _

Official Site·Trailer

Forte Chocolates presents the 1971 family musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Smell-O-Vision!

Feast your eyes on the classic film inspired by Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and treat your taste buds to a plethora of treats in Forte’s Smell-O-Vision bags, on sale for only $5.

You’ll find delicious chocolates, scrumptious lollypops, edible wallpaper, bubble gum, everlasting gobstoppers, and more! Plus: GoldenTicketBars with a chance to win free chocolate for a year!

Sing a long with Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket and Grandpa Joe, as the last of five coveted “golden tickets” falls into the hands of a very sweet boy, and he and his grandpa then get a tour of the strangest chocolate factory in the world.

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Sunday, September 8th

12:00pm 2:30pm

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)

Official Site·Trailer

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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Friday, September 13th
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Saturday, September 14th
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Sunday, September 15th
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Monday, September 16th
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Tuesday, September 17th
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Wednesday, September 18th
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Thursday, September 19th
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Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Playing at Pickford Film Center

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

Official Site·Trailer

Pickford Family Matinee. Presented by Bank of the Pacific, Tickets are only $1.
Eccentric inventor Wallace (voice of Peter Sallis) and his faithful if often perplexed dog Gromit are back in their first feature-length adventure from animator Nick Park. Wallace and Gromit have launched a new business venture just in time for a major gardening competition in their neighborhood of West Wallaby. “Anti-Pesto” is a humane pest-relocation service in which Wallace and Gromit capture rabbits and other critters who have been eating the produce from local gardens and give them new homes somewhere else. Business has been going well, and when the woman hosting the garden show, Lady Tottington (voice of Helena Bonham Carter), discovers a massive tribe of rabbits has been making a mess of her garden, she calls in Wallace and Gromit to move the bunnies elsewhere… with disastrous results.

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Saturday, September 14th

1:00pm

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Playing at Pickford Film Center

85 minutes, Switzerland, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

One of the most important record labels in the history of jazz — and, by extension, that of American music — Blue Note Records has been home to such groundbreaking artists as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Bud Powell and Art Blakey, as well as present-day luminaries like Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire and Norah Jones. Founded in New York in 1939 by German Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, the history of Blue Note Records goes beyond the landmark recordings, encompassing the pursuit of musical freedom, the conflict between art and commerce and the idea of music as a transformative and revolutionary force. Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with jazz icons Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and today’s groundbreaking Blue Note musicians, Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop.

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Sunday, September 15th

3:00pm

Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments: Live in Cinemas

Margaret Atwood's The Testaments: Live in Cinemas

Playing at Pickford Film Center

110 minutes, UK, In English, Filmed Q & A with special guests
Rated NR: PG like content

Official Site·Trailer

1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series of the same name have together created a cultural phenomenon, as Margaret Atwood’s handmaids have become a symbol for reproductive rights. Filmed live from the stage of the National Theatre in London, the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic, and inventor Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of her remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and the question of why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story 34 years later with sequel The Testaments.

Village Books will be at PFC this evening so you can purchase a copy of The Testaments on the day of its release. It will also be available to pre-order with your ticket order for a discounted price of $25 + tax (retails at $28.95.)

Tickets are $18, or $15 for Pickford members.

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Wednesday, September 18th

5:45pm

The Invisible Boy (1957)

The Invisible Boy (1957)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

90 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction
Rated NR: .

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.”

Timmie, a mischievous 10-year-old boy, is plopped in front of a supercomputer by his scientist father, Dr. Tom. The computer, however, secretly gives Timmie super-intelligence and he’s soon able to reanimate a robot named Robbie (of Forbidden Planet fame). Timmie and Robbie become best friends, embarking on a series of lighthearted pranks. But when Robbie starts taking orders from the evil supercomputer, Timmie must choose between his best friend and the safety of the world.

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Saturday, September 21st

12:00pm

Racing Extinction (ALL IN for Climate Action Week)

Racing Extinction (ALL IN for Climate Action Week)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

90 minutes, USA, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico, UK, Japan, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Tickets are free, available at the box office only.

Presented by the Interfaith Coalition on Climate Justice as part of the City of Bellingham’s ALL IN for Climate Action Week

Scientists predict we may lose half the species on the planet by the end of the century. They believe we have entered the sixth major extinction event in Earth’s history. Number five took out the dinosaurs. This era is called the Anthropocene, or “Age of Man,” because the evidence shows that humanity has sparked this catastrophic loss. We are also the only ones who can stop it.

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Monday, September 23rd

5:45pm

The Silent Natural

The Silent Natural

Playing at Pickford Film Center

0 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Presented by Hearing Speech & Deaf Center of Bellingham as part of International Week of the Deaf.

He made thousands of fans cheer, but never heard one. William “Dummy” Hoy was one of the first Deaf Major League Baseball players in the 1800’s. Being deaf, he introduced hand signals for “strike” and “ball” to the game and overcame many obstacles to became one of the greatest players of his time.

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Tuesday, September 24th

5:45pm

Snoopy, Come Home

Snoopy, Come Home

Playing at Pickford Film Center

81 minutes, USA, In English, Children’s
Rated G: .

Official Site·Trailer

Presented in theaters for the first time since its release in 1972!

In this follow up to 1969’s A Boy Named Charlie Brown, the scholarly Snoopy finds himself dragged between two owners and challenged to remain true to himself. When Charlie Brown’s beloved dog Snoopy receives a letter from his original owner Lila, who is in hospital, his heartstrings are torn. Along with his bird pal Woodstock, Snoopy decides to venture out and visit ailing Lila, making his way across the country. But when Lila gets better and asks Snoopy to live with her, the poor beagle faces a dilemma of loyalty, where he must choose between Charlie and Lila.

Written by Schulz, with a much admired score by Oscar winners Richard and Robert Sherman and featuring the on-screen debut Woodstock, Snoopy, Come Home is a fun-loving animated adventure for the whole family.

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Sunday, September 29th

12:00pm

Thursday, October 3rd

6:15pm

Fleabag (National Theatre)

Fleabag (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

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

Official Site·Trailer

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

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

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Monday, September 30th

6:00pm

Wednesday, October 2nd

6:00pm

Saturday, October 5th

11:00am

First Position

First Position

Playing at Pickford Film Center

90 minutes, USA, In English, Family Friendly
Rated NR: .
Doctober

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Pickford Family Matinee. Presented by Bank of the Pacific, Tickets are only $1.
Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix, where lifelong dreams are at stake. In the final round, with hundreds competing for only a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. Bess Kargman’s award-winning documentary, First Position, follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence. A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, First Position paints a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow.

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Saturday, October 12th

1:00pm

Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner (1982)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

117 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction
Rated R: (for violence)

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.”

Deckard (Harrison Ford) is forced by the police Boss (M. Emmet Walsh) to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter. His assignment: eliminate four escaped Replicants from the colonies who have returned to Earth. Before starting the job, Deckard goes to the Tyrell Corporation and he meets Rachel (Sean Young), a Replicant girl he falls in love with.

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Saturday, October 19th

12:00pm

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)

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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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Saturday, November 9th

1:00pm

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: .

Official Site·Trailer

“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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Sunday, November 10th

3:00pm

Westworld (1973)

Westworld (1973)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

88 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.”

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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Saturday, November 16th

12:00pm

Hansard (National Theatre)

Hansard (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

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

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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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Sunday, December 1st

3:00pm

Moomins in the Winter Wonderland

Moomins in the Winter Wonderland

Playing at Pickford Film Center

83 minutes, Finland, In English, Family Friendly
Rated NR: .

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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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Saturday, December 14th

1:00pm

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.

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Sunday, December 15th

6:00pm

Futureworld (1976)

Futureworld (1976)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

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

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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

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.

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Sunday, February 9th

3:00pm