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

Green Book

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Directed by Peter Farrelly, Starring: Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini & Viggo Mortensen...
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Cold War (Zimna Wojna)

Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it's the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate - an impossible love story in impossible times....
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Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

Bao – Domee Shi and Becky Neimann-Cobb, USA, 8 minutes
Late Afternoon – Louise Bagnall and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco, Ireland, 10 minutes
Animal Behaviour – Alison Snowden and David Fine, Canada, 14 minutes
Weekends – Trevor Jimenez, USA, 16 minutes
One Small Step – Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas, USA, 8 minutes
Plus a selection of additional animated shorts!

For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With...
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Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration

Join an incredible array of singers and musicians who came together to honor one of the world’s most remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell, on her 75th birthday. The hand-selected group of peers and protégés including Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores, Graham Nash, Seal, James Taylor, Rufus Wainwright and more paid tribute to the iconic artist, performing songs from all stages of Mitchell’s...
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Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts

Black Sheep – Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn, UK, 27 minutes
End Game – Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, USA, 40 minutes
Lifeboat – Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser, USA, 40 minutes
A Night at the Garden – Marshall Curry, USA, 7 minutes
PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. – Rayka Zahtabchi and Melissa Berton, India, 26 minutes

For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With all three categories...
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Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts

Please note that some of these titles contain challenging content, including scenes of mperiled children, murder, and racial violence.

Madre – Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Maria del Puy Alvarado, Spain, 19 minutes
Fauve – Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon, Canada, 17 minutes
Marguerite – Marianne Farley and Marie-Helene Panisset, Canada, 19 minutes
Detainment – Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon, Ireland, 30 minutes
Skin – Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman, USA, 20 minutes

For the 14th consecutive year,...
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Capernaum

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki's Capernaum ("Chaos") tells the story of Zain (Zain al Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. Capernaum follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw) and her baby son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), being jailed for a crime, and finally,...
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AfroPunk with James Spooner

Presented by KZAX 94.9

AfroPunk is a documentary film about the experiences of disenfranchised black punk youth throughout the United States in the early 2000s. AfroPunk is also an annual music festival. Documentarian James Spooner left the AfroPunk brand after it became a “business" he no longer could control. What began as a black power grassroots punk movement, spearheaded by the documentary, eventually morphed into a corporate entity.

James will be joining us at the Pickford...
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Red Carpet Affair

You are invited to hit the Red Carpet, sip and schmooze, and mingle with the rest of Bellingham at Pickford Film Center’s annual Academy Awards viewing party - The Red Carpet Affair. This swanky benefit event sponsors PFC’s Education Fund, which provides innovative Media Literacy courses and Doc-ED documentary screenings, free to local middle school students.

The evening begins with your walk on the red carpet captured by professional photographers, butlered appetizers and hearty gourmet appetizers crafted by...
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Gravity: Science on Screen

Science on Screen begins again.
Welcome former astronaut Dr. George D. Nelson, emeritus Director of Science Mathematics, and Technology Education and Full Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Western Washington University. Presenting: "Gravity Always Wins!"
Gravity is by far the weakest and least understood of the four known forces of nature, but it is responsible for the large-scale structure of the universe; the formation, evolution and fate of galaxies, stars, and planets and your beer staying in the glass...
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Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

Electric Church tells the story of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s involvement as the headliner of the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, then hailed as the "Southern Woodstock." Jimi Hendrix was the critical component he needed to elevate the three day festival to a major cultural event. Electric Church features interviews with Hendrix’s Experience band mates Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell as well as Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Rich Robinson, Kirk Hammett, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and many...
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Masters of Asian Cinema: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

In the dead of night, a group of men - including a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor and a murder suspect - drive through the tenebrous Anatolian countryside, the serpentine roads and rolling hills lit only by the headlights of their cars. They are searching for a corpse, the victim of a brutal murder. The suspect, who claims he was drunk, can't remember where he buried the body. As the night draws on, details about the murder emerge and...
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Bellingham FIlm Annual Showcase

Film Networking Mixer from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in Pickford lobby. Showcase at 7:00 PM.

Bellingham Film, in collaboration with Film Is Truth and Talking To Crows, presents the Bellingham Film Annual Showcase and Mixer! The Showcase is a curated selection of content in a variety of film genres -- short narrative, documentary, and music videos, to name a few -- all produced in the state of Washington. The Bellingham Film Annual Showcase specifically looks for content that...
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Arctic

A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive.

Presented by Adventures NW Magazine...
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The Queen of Spades (Royal Opera House)

The penniless soldier Gherman has fallen in love with Liza, even though she is engaged to his friend Yeletsky. Gherman learns that Liza's guardian the Countess knows a winning three-card formula. Gherman determines to wrest the secret from the Countess, gain a fortune through gambling and marry Liza.

Tchaikovsky began work on The Queen of Spades in 1889. He based it on a short story by Alexander Pushkin, one of his favourite writers. He and his brother Modest (his...
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Girlfriends (1978)

The Distaff Side: Women Directors of the 70s. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

A photographer is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she has to learn how to deal with living alone. Directed by Claudia Weill.

"One of the great cinematic injustices of the late 20th century is that while Woody Allen’s name became synonymous with the neurotic artist living in...
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The Providers (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Prestented by Indie Lens. Tickets are FREE.
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors, regardless of ability to pay. Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would...
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Everybody Knows

The film follows Laura (Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister's wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed....
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Zoo: Bellingham Children’s Film Festival

Presented as part of the Bellingham Children's Film Festival. Tickets are only $5! It's opening night, so join us for a Red Carpet Ice Cream Social sponsored by Trader Joe's!

In 1941 marksmen from the Royal Ulster Constabulary, following a Directive from The Ministry of Public Security, shot dead 23 animals at Belfast Zoo. They destroyed one hyena, six wolves, one puma, one tiger, one black bear, one Barbary lion, two polar bears, one lynx and giant rat...
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Small But Mighty: Bellingham Children’s Film Festival

Presented as part of the Bellingham Children's Film Festival. Tickets are only $5!

It’s around the world adventure time with vibrant characters who are out to laugh, sing, solve puzzles, eat tasty food and spread their wings and fly. Parents: feel free to whisper subtitles to your little ones during this storybook collection, or just sit back and enjoy the enjoy the music of other languages. The colorful stories here are simple to follow! Ages 2+.

Enjoy casual...
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