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THE MUSTANG
Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an "outdoor maintenance" program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.

Tickets and more information...  //  Opens Friday at Pickford Film Center
WOMAN AT WAR (KONA FER Í STRÍÐ)
Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias "The Woman of the Mountain," Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla's actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.
Tickets and more information...  //  Opens Friday 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
GLORIA BELL
Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.

“When filmmakers from outside the Anglosphere recycle their earlier work into English-language remakes, the results are often disastrous. But Chilean writer-director Sebastian Lelio (A Fantastic Woman) continues his winning streak with Gloria Bell, a joyously bittersweet reboot of his 2013 Spanish-language prizewinner Gloria, which is graced by a finely etched and vanity-free lead performance by Julianne Moore.” The Hollywood Reporter.

Tickets and more information...  //  Opens Friday at Pickford Film Center
CAT VIDEO FEST 2019
CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area. 10% of proceeds from this screening will be donated to the Whatcom Feline Alliance.
Tickets and more information...  //  Saturday, April 6 at 5:40 and Sunday, April 7 at 3:10 at the Limelight Cinema
HOT ROD (2007) - THIRD EYE CINEMA
Programmed by Ariana and sponsored by Film is Truth. Tickets are only $5!
Amateur stuntman Rod Kimble has a problem–his step-father Frank is a jerk. Frank picks on Rod, tosses him around like a rag doll in their weekly sparring sessions and definitely doesn’t respect him, much less his stunts. But, when Frank falls ill, it’s up to Rod to stage the jump of his life in order to save his step-father. The plan: Jump 15 buses, raise the money for Frank’s heart operation, and then… kick his ass.
Film is Truth is a local nonprofit video rental archive with an ever-growing collection of more than 20,000 titles, keeping film history at your fingertips for over two decades.

Tickets and more information...  //  Saturday, April 6 at 10:00pm at the Limelight Cinema
THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS
In memory of master of French New Wave and beyond: Agnès Varda.
Returning to the beaches that have been part of her life, Agnès Varda invents a kind of self-portrait-documentary. Agnès stages herself among excerpts of her films, images and reportages; weaving public and private struggles, loves and friendships, films and people, and the history of French cinema.
“Her face is still framed by a cap of shining hair. Her eyes are still merry and curious. She is still brimming with energy, and in “The Beaches of Agnes” you will see her setting up shots involving mirrors on the beach, or operating her own camera, or sailing a boat single-handedly down the Seine under the Pont Neuf, her favorite bridge. And she has given us the most poetic shot about the cinema I have ever seen, where two old fishermen, who were young when she first filmed them, watch themselves on a screen.” Roger Ebert
Tickets and more information...  //  Tuesday, April 9 at 8:10pm at the Limelight Cinema 
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN (1952) - PICKFORD FAMILY MATINEES
Pickford Family Matinee. Presented by Bank of the Pacific, Tickets are only $1.
Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales.
Tickets and more information...  //  Wednesday, April 3 at 5:45pm at Pickford Film Center
DON QUIXOTE - ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Don Quixote is one of Marius Petipa’s much-loved 19th-century classics – its story is drawn from Miguel de Cervantes’s classic novel and set to Ludwig Minkus’s score. The ballet has long been acclaimed for its virtuoso dancing, beautiful and technically demanding ‘vision scene’ and the famously bravura and breath-taking Act III pas de deux.
Tickets and more information...  //  Sunday, April 7 at 11:00am at Pickford Film Center
NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG - In honor of what would have been David Bald Eagle's 100th Birthday
A white author is summoned by a Lakota Elder (Dave Bald Eagle) who asks him to write a book about his perspective. After a blundering false start, he is all but kidnapped and sucked into a road trip through the heart of the contemporary Native American landscape.
“You will struggle to meet anyone more interesting than Dave Bald Eagle. Born in a tipi in 1919, Dave Bald Eagle lived with his grandfather, White Feather, and spoke only Lakota until he went to school when he was 12 years old. His life was too dramatic for a movie, but would need a mini-series. taking his first starring role in a movie at 95 and turning in as incredible a performance as he does in Neither Wolf Nor Dog was just a classic example of how fearless he was.”
Tickets and more information...  //  Sunday, April 7 at 5:45pm at Pickford Film Center
CHARM CITY - INDIE LENS POP-UP
Tickets are free and available at the box office only.
Charm City delivers a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. The film highlights the positive actions undertaken by groups and individuals, optimistically offering humanity as common ground.
Tickets and more information...  //  Tuesday, April 9 at 5:45pm at Pickford Film Center
MODERN TIMES  - Pickford's Annual Member Meeting
Tickets are free for members and regular price for all others. 
5:45 - Reception. Enjoy cupcakes from Icing on the Cake and complimentary Maniac coffee in the lobb.
6:15 - Our Annual Member Meeting. Find out what happened in 2018 and where we're headed for the upcoming year. 
6:45 - The meeting closes with a few minutes for questions. Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece, Modern Times, begins. 

The Little Tramp punches in and wigs out inside a factory where gizmos like an employee-feeding machine may someday make the lunch hour last just 15 minutes. Bounced into the ranks of the unemployed, he teams with a street waif (Paulette Goddard) to pursue bliss and a paycheck, finding misadventures as a roller-skating night watchman, a singing waiter whose hilarious song is gibberish, a jailbird and more. In the end, as Tramp and waif walk arm and arm into an insecure future, we know they’ve found neither bliss nor a paycheck but, more importantly, each other.
Tickets and more information...  //  Monday, April 8 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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