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WANDA (Barbara Loden, 1970) - THE DISTAFF SIDE: WOMEN DIRECTORS OF THE 70'S
Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

With her first and only feature film, Barbara Loden turned in a groundbreaking work of American independent cinema. Set amid a soot-choked Pennsylvania landscape and shot in an intimate verite style, the film takes up with distant and soft-spoken Wanda (Loden), who has left her husband, lost custody of her children, and now finds herself alone, drifting between dingy bars and motels, and callously mistreated by a series of men – including a bank robber who ropes her into his next criminal scheme.

“At that moment in the early 1970s, the feminist movement was split over whether its political imperative was to secure the liberty of all women or, more practically, to throw its weight behind the talented, the ambitious, the already privileged. There was—and continues to be—discomfort around Wanda because the central character is not a role model.” Amy Taubin for Criterion.

Tickets and more information...  //  Monday, March 18 at 6:00pm at Pickford Film Center

 
APOLLO 11
“The most perfect movie that will ever be made about its subject, Apollo 11 takes the purest documentary idea imaginable—telling the story of the first journey to the moon and back using only the footage captured in the moment—and rides it all the way home. Conceptually, it’s a masterstroke: Other films have leaned into narration or interviews, while Damien Chazelle’s brooding First Man took a somewhat incidental leap into personal grief.

But by mining a trove of NASA’s archival footage (much of it unseen since 1969 or ever), disciplined filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller places an unmistakable emphasis on the thousands of people who toiled in quiet synchronicity, pulling off America’s greatest mission without a hitch. Apollo 11 will bring you to tears—it’s a reminder of national functionality, of making the big dream happen without ego or divisiveness.” Joshua Rothkopf for Time Out.

Tickets and more information...  //  Opens Friday at Pickford Film Center
STYX
Rike--40, a doctor from Europe--embodies a typical Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike's everyday life, as an emergency doctor, before she fulfills a long-held dream and sails out to sea alone in her sailing boat. Her goal: Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. But her dream holiday is quickly broken off on the high seas, when, after a storm, she finds herself near a stricken fishing boat. Around a hundred people are about to drown. Rike follows maritime law and radios for help. As her request is going nowhere, she is forced to make a momentous decision.

Tickets and more information...  //  Opens Friday at the Limelight Cinema
ARCTIC
Presented by Adventures NW Magazine
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.
Tickets and more information...  //  Now Playing at Pickford Film Center
EVERYBODY KNOWS
Laura (Penelope 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.
Tickets and more information...  //  Now Playing at Pickford Film Center
ALIENS (1986)  - ROCKET SCI-FI MATINEES: FEMINIST EDITION
Rocket Sci-Fi, introduction by Steve Meyers.
57 years after Ellen Ripley had a close encounter with the reptilian alien creature from the first movie, she is called back, this time, to help a group of highly trained colonial marines fight off against the sinister extraterrestrials. But this time, the aliens have taken over a space colony on the moon LV-426. When the colonial marines are called upon to search the deserted space colony, they later find out that they are up against more than what they bargained for. Using specially modified machine guns and enough firepower, it’s either fight or die as the space marines battle against the aliens. As the Marines do their best to defend themselves, Ripley must attempt to protect a young girl who is the sole survivor of the decimated space colony.
Tickets and more information...  //  Saturday, March 16 at Noon at Pickford Film Center
JURASSIC PARK (1993) - SCIENCE ON SCREEN
Tickets are only $3!
Beginning with presentation “The Science of Jurassic Park” from Thor Hansen, Professor Emeritus of Geology at WWU. How do we know what dinosaurs were like? Are the dinosaurs depicted in Jurassic Park accurate? This presentation will explore the kinds of evidence paleontologists use to reconstruct how dinosaurs lived and just what Jurassic Park gets right and wrong about them.

Thor Hansen got his B.S. in Geology at George Washington University and my Ph.D. in Geology and Paleontology at Yale University. He joined the Geology Department at Western Washington University in 1985 and has taught a course on dinosaurs for over 20 years.
Presentation followed by a screening of Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg’s phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure film about two dinosaur experts — Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler Laura Dern) — and their experiences at larger-than-life theme park for dinos.

Tickets and more information...  //  Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 at Pickford Film Center
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? - INDIE LENS POP-UP
Tickets are FREE, available at the box office only
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 inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
Tickets and more information...  //  Tuesday, March 19 at 5:45pm at Pickford Film Center
LA TRAVIATA - ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Alfredo Germont and the courtesan Violetta Valéry fall in love at a party in Violetta’s Paris salon. Alfredo is determined to cure Violetta of her tuberculosis, and the couple leave Paris and begin a contented life in the country. But Violetta’s happiness is destroyed when Alfredo’s father Giorgio Germont pays her a visit.
Verdi based La traviata on Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel and play La Dame aux camélias, inspired by the life and death of the real Parisian courtesan Marie Duplessis. Verdi offered a more complex and sympathetic portrayal of his heroine than Dumas, highlighting Violetta’s noble nature and her devotion to Alfredo. La traviata had an initially lukewarm reception, but after Verdi revised the work in 1854 it became enormously successful. It is currently the most performed opera in the world, and the role of Violetta a favourite for many star sopranos.
Tickets and more information...  //  Sunday, March 17 at 11:00am at Pickford Film Center
Pickford Film Center

Pickford Film Center
 
Limelight Cinema

PFC's Limelight Cinema
 




Admission Prices
 
Tues - Sun General Admission $11.25
Members $8.00
Mondays and Bargain shows $9.00
Children under 12 and
Students and Military with valid ID $8.50

Bargain shows:
Tue - Fri before 5pm
S
at & Sun before 3:30pm
 
General questions: info@pickfordfilmcenter.org
Want to volunteer? hayley@pickfordfilmcenter.org
Membership questions: 
ariel@pickfordfilmcenter.org 

Recommend a film: michael@pickfordfilmcenter.org 

WWU + WCC Wednesday // all WWU + WCC staff, faculty, students, and Alumni Association members will receive discounted admission tickets to Pickford Film Center and the Limelight Cinema for $8.00 and receive a free small popcorn.

Parking // One block behind Pickford Film Center, and one block away from the Limelight is the City of Bellingham's Parkade, located at 1300 Commercial St.--it's safe, convenient, and free after 5pm on weekdays, and free all weekend. Meters on Bay St. will take credit cards. Please do not park in the Diamond lot next to PFC--it is off limits during the day and $3 in the evenings. On street parking is generally 
available during our showtimes. Free on weekends.
Bike. Bus or Walk! //  There is a huge bike rack right outside Pickford Film Center on Bay Street, located under streetlights. Walking here is also a wonderful idea! You can also take the bus downtown and walk a few short blocks to the Pickford or the Limelight.

Mailing Address: PO Box 2521, Bellingham WA, 98227
 

ACCESSIBILITY OPTIONS AT THE PICKFORD


At the Pickford, we believe that everyone should have equal access to enjoy movies. In an effort to make our cinemas more accessible, we offer several options to support your hearing and visual assistance needs while enjoying films at the Pickford and the Limelight, including:

CLOSED CAPTIONING AND ASSISTIVE LISTENING EQUIPMENT:
  • ASSISTIVE LISTENING - Headsets with the film's audio
  • NECKLOOP - Plug the neckloop into our headsets and fire up your t-coils
  • CLOSED CAPTIONING GOOSENECKS - Caption devices that fit in your cupholder at your seat 
  • AUDIO DESCRIPTION - Actions on the screen are described to listener via headset
OPEN CAPTION SCREENINGS:
  • WEDNESDAY OCAP SCREENINGS - Every Wednesday there will be at least one OCAP screening of every feature we are playing, when available. Unfortunately, not all films offer a OCAP version but we mark those that do on our website and in our weekly showtimes ad. 
  • INDIE LENS POP-UP SERIES - This monthly series of free documentaries from Independent Lens and PBS is always presented with open captions. See the lineup here: Indie Lens Pop-Up
  • ROOFTOP CINEMA - All movies shown outdoors at the Rooftop Cinema series are presented with open captions.
ASL INTERPRETATION:
  • Many special events at the Pickford feature speakers, presentations, or Q+A's before or after the screening. We are always happy to provide a ASL interpreter at any event. Please leave a message on our office phone line at least three days in advance to request an interpreter: 360.647.1300
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