Pickford Film Center

Pickford Film Center
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!
Pickford Film Center | 1318 Bay St. | Open 30 minutes before the first showtime of the day

Now Playing at Pickford Film Center

A Fantastic Woman

Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film
Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina's birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital. The doctors and Orlando's family don't trust her, and Orlando's ex-wife forbids her from...
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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

Fred Beckey is the original American "Dirtbag" climber whose name has evoked mystery, adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. Beckey's stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake. The groundbreaking life story of this rebel athlete, who inspired generations of climbers to head for the mountains with his monumental first ascents and eloquent books, is told for the first...
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The Shape of Water

Oscar winner for Best Picture and Best Director!
From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes The Shape of Water - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon,...
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The Party

In Sally Potter's new dark comedy THE PARTY, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet's acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson), arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the sophisticated soiree, and a night that began with champagne may end...
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Hamlet (National Theatre)

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey...
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This is an OPEN CAPTIONED screening. Presented as part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up series. Tickets are free, available at the box office only.

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of...
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Revolting Rhymes (Children’s Film Festival)

Opening Night Red Carpet Ice Cream Social and Root Beer Garden sponsored by Trader Joe’s.
The 2018 Oscar contender, adapted from Roald Dahl’s wickedly clever retelling of the children’s classics Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Jack and the Beanstalk, the Three Little Pigs and Cinderella....
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High Flyers (Children’s Film Festival)

(70 min) Ages 2+

Spread your wings and soar through the air! In these sweet and funny films, you’ll meet a brave baby owl, take an around-the-world trip with a lost little dolly, and accompany a feisty little girl when she decides to move to the zoo. This program is filled with roly-poly adventures, vibrant colors, and happy endings! Most are nonverbal and can be enjoyed by the youngest film fans.

Enjoy art activities in the...
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Valley Of The Dragons

Only $3 Admission. Introductions by Steve Meyers!
In this sci-fi fantasy, based on a Jules Verne story, two 18th-century men are preparing for a duel when they find themselves caught in the tremendous tailwind of a passing comet. They get sucked onto the comet's head where they find a strange world inhabited by dinosaurs and cave men. The rivals are forced to split up. When they see each other again, each has become the leader of rival cave-man clans during...
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Window Horses (Children’s Film Festival)

A young Canadian poet (voiced by Sandra Oh) with Chinese and Persian parents travels to Iran to perform at a poetry festival. It's about being curious. Staying open. And finding your own voice through the magic of poetry....
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The Flames of Paris

This program will be preceded by a 20 minute “pre-show” which takes place before each ballet. It includes views of Moscow, the Bolshoi
Theatre, interviews with dancers, and the season trailer.

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way… Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and...
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Hobbyhorse Revolution (Children’s Film Festival)

Featuring a Hobby Horse obstacle course in the lobby!
Director Selma Vilhunen's amusing and sweet documentary about preteens and teenagers, who discover their own voice and talent through creating hobbyhorses then riding them, grooming them, and competing against each other in dressage competitions....
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His Girl Friday

Beauty, Brains & Know-How: Screwball Comedy in the Glamour Age, curated and presented by Janice Findley, Film History and Film Music History teacher at Seattle Film Institute.

His Girl Friday may well be the fastest comedy of the 1930s, with kaleidoscope action, instantaneous plot twists, and overlapping dialogue. And if you listen closely, you'll hear a couple of "in" jokes, one concerning Cary Grant's real name (Archie Leach).

When hard-charging New York newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant)...
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Frida

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.
Frida is sponsored by Nancy Duncan and David Huss....
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Ex Machina: Science on Screen

WWU professor Ira Hyman discusses Consciousness, the Turing Test, and Even Self-Driving Cars in advance of screening the 2014 film Ex Machina. Tickets are FREE, available at the box office only.
Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive...
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Twelfth Night (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...

Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and...
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Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

Presented by Mindport Exhibits Featuring a pre-screening reception with an interactive exhibit.

Sixteen years after the release of the ground-breaking film Rivers and Tides - Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist. Leaning into the Wind - Andy Goldsworthy follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body...
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In Loveless, Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page - even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears....
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