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

Three Identical Strangers

Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret -- a secret with radical repercussions for us all....
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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The presentations on Wednesday the 25th at 1:40 and 6:30 will be Open Captioned for the hearing impaired.
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who...
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Shaolin Soccer

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.
Sponsored by Ann Reinhart....
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Macbeth (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.

Our contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the company....
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On the Seventh Day (En el Séptimo Día)

Bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers, and cotton candy vendors, they work long hours six days a week and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Sunset Park. José, a bicycle delivery worker, is the team's captain--young, talented, hardworking and responsible. When José's team makes it to the finals, he and his teammates are thrilled. But his boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells José he has to work...
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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

John Callahan has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment -with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) -Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop an international following and grant him a new lease on life. Based...
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Eighth Grade

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school--the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school....
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Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Presented by Black Lives Matter Bellingham, Community2Community Development, and Make.Shift Art Space
A look at Jean-Michel Basquiat's life pre-fame, and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements around him formed the artist he became, Boom For Real weaves the story of Jean-Michel and the city with never before seen works, writings and photographs. Director Sara Driver worked closely and collaboratively with her friends and other artists who emerged from that scene: Nan Goldin, Jim Jarmusch, James...
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BlacKkKlansman

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It's the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together,...
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The Triplets of Belleville

Presented by Bank of the Pacific
French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet directs the animated feature The Triplets of Belleville. A young boy is raised by his grandmother, Madame Souza, in the French countryside. She buys him a bicycle and encourages his dream of winning the Tour de France. However, he gets kidnapped by a group of Mafia gangsters and taken to the big city of Belleville, where he is used for his bicycling prowess in an elaborate gambling scheme. Along with...
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.
Sponsored by Jeff Braimes....
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Ola: Health is Everything

Celebrate National Health Center Week! Join Unity Care NW at the Pickford Film Center on Thursday, August 16 for a screening of “Ola: Health is Everything,” a documentary produced by the Hawaii Primary Care Association and the Hawaii State Department of Health. Learn how communities in Hawaii are implementing a “Culture of Health” (while enjoying some spectacular Hawaiian scenery). We are pleased to be joined by Matthew Nagato, the film’s writer, producer, and director, for a post-screening Q&A session. A...
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It! The Terror from Beyond Space

Introduction by Steve Meyers.
One of the best of the medium-budgeted science fiction flicks of the 1950s, It! The Terror from Beyond Space is set in "the future" (1973, to be exact). An rescue ship travels out to Mars to retrieve the only survivor of a space probe that has experienced some sort of cataclysm. That survivor, Col Ed Carruthers (Marshall Thompson) is accused of murdering his fellow crewmen. But Ed claims that the killer was a Martian monster, and...
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Romeo and Juliet (Royal Shakespeare Company)

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences....
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Puzzle

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles, which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined....
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NY Dog Film Festival

A portion of the proceeds from each screening will be donated to the Whatcom Humane Society.
The NY Dog Film Festival will bring dog aficionados together to share a communal experience of watching short films that celebrate the remarkable bond between people and dogs. The NY Dog Film Festival celebrates the love between dogs and their people, while giving a portion of every ticket to the local animal welfare group to support their animal life-saving efforts.
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Birdman

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
Sponsored by Patricia Yust....
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The Wife

Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty - the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his "art" with grace and humor. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises and Joan's reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature,...
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NY Cat Film Festival

A portion of the proceeds from each screening will be donated to the Whatcom Humane Society.
The NY Cat Film Festival is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. For far too long, felines have been the "invisible" part of the human-animal bond and it's time to shine the spotlight on these magnificent creatures and the humans devoted to them.

Features 2 collections...
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Juliet, Naked

Annie (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O'Dowd) - an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life's second chances....
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