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Pickford Film Center is More than Movies
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All over the world, filmmakers are crafting works of exhilarating imagination and creativity – just for kids! Pickford Film Center presents the 2019 Bellingham Children’s Film Festival, showcasing innovative and fun films from around the globe plus so much more. This year’s festival spans a full weekends for all ages and includes an Opening Night red carpet reception and ice-cream social sponsored by Trader Joe’s, animated and live actions shorts for all ages, and feature films for young sophisticates!

Special thanks for Elizabeth Shephard of the Northwest Film Forum for programming the shorts packages
OPENING NIGHT - TONIGHT!  ZOO
Tickets are only $5! It’s opening night, so join us for a Red Carpet Ice Cream Social sponsored by Trader Joe’s after the film.
Based on a true story, 12 year old Tom (Art Parkinson) and his misfit friends fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the air raids on Belfast in 1941.
Tickets and more information...  //  Friday, March 8 at 6:00pm at Pickford Film Center

 
SMALL BUT MIGHTY    Ages 2+ 
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!
Tickets and more information...  //  Saturday, March 9 at 10:00am and Sunday, March 10 at Noon at Pickford Film Center


Enjoy interactive art activities in our lobby with PlayLab! Join in or admire the creations of others.
SEIZE THE DAY    Ages 5+ 
Tickets are only $5!
Some days seem made for saying “hip-hip-hooray,” but others times can bring more challenges and hills to climb. These animated films are filled with stories of breakthroughs and learning to appreciate how our friends and families can make the world go around in the most magical way. 
Tickets and more information...  //  Saturday, March 9 at 11:15am and Sunday, March 10 at 10:00am at Pickford Film Center


Enjoy interactive art activities in our lobby with PlayLab! Join in or admire the creations of others.
MODEST HEROES    Rated PG 
Brought to you by Bank of the Pacific, Tickets are only $1!
Modest Heroes is an ambitious anthology of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today. Together, the stories (Kanini & Kanino, Life Ain’t Gonna Lose, Invisible) explore ideas of heroism in everyday life, and the infinite potential of the short film format allows the directors and Studio Ponoc to experiment with breathtaking, action-packed visuals, concise human drama, and gorgeous fantasy worlds in this unforgettable showcase that is further demonstration of the studio’s exciting future.
Tickets and more information...  //  Saturday, March 9 at 1:00pm at Pickford Film Center

 
BEYOND THE RAINBOW    Ages 7+
Tickets are only $5!
Enter a beautifully animated wonderland of timeless tales, fables and fantastic yarns. You’ll meet a kitten who masters the briny deep, creatures who live a world made of wool, two lemurs who take a voyage to the beyond, a jungle where animals and humans coexist in peace, a place in the woods where friendly monsters live, and a cyclist who keeps the world spinning round.
Tickets and more information...  //  Saturday, March 9 at 2:45pm at Pickford Film Center


Enjoy a stop motion animation workshop with Christian Smith! 
FORCE FOR NATURE    Ages 9+
Tickets are only $5!
These live-action and animation films, including documentaries and fables, tell stories about the beauty of the earth and its creatures, meant to instill in us all a stronger determination to save our beautiful blue planet and respect all the life and diversity it contains.
Tickets and more information...  //  Sunday, March 10 at 1:45pm at Pickford Film Center


Enjoy a stop motion animation workshop with Christian Smith! 
JOURNEYS, GENDERS AND IDENTITY    Ages 11+
Tickets are only $5!
This shorts program celebrates beautiful and complex stories of identity and diversity — just like you, the people you will meet in this program are one of kind, finding their way towards their authentic selves, rejecting stereotypes and reaching out to others who respect and affirm their journeys.
Tickets and more information...  //  Sunday, March 10 at 3:45pm at Pickford Film Center


Enjoy a stop motion animation workshop with Christian Smith! 
HESTER STREET - THE DISTAFF SIDE: WOMEN DIRECTORS OF THE 70'S
Presented by Congregation Beth Israel
Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gitl (Carol Kane) has just arrived in America from Russia with her son. She has come to meet her husband, Jake (Steven Keats), who has been in the States for some time and is comfortably settled. While Gitl struggles to find her place in this country, she clashes with Jake, who has fully embraced their new homeland. Directed by Joan Micklin Silver.

“Another revelation is Joan Micklin Silver’s Hester Street (1975), based on a nineteenth-century novella. Beautifully realized in black-and-white with a blend of wry humor and real yearning, its clear-eyed portrait of Jewish immigrants in New York’s Lower East Side conveys the community disruption wrought by the conflicting pull of tradition and assimilation.” Carmen Gray for The Village Voice.

Tickets and more information...  //  Monday, March 11 at 6:00pm at Pickford Film Center

 
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
GREEN BOOK
When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. 
Tickets and more information...  //  Now Playing at Pickford Film Center
THE WORLD - MASTERS OF ASIAN CINEMA
A young dancer, her security-guard boyfriend and others work at World Park, a bizarre cross-pollination of Las Vegas and Epcot Center where visitors can interact with famous international monuments without ever leaving the Bejing suburbs. Daily lavish shows are performed amongst replicas of the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, St. Mark’s Square, Big Ben, the Pyramids and even the Twin Towers. But working beyond the kitsch potential, ‘The World’ casts a compassionate eye on the daily loves, friendships and desperate dreams of these provincial workers.
Tickets and more information...  //  Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30pm at Pickford Film Center
THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE 
The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet most seldom venture into true wilderness. Martina and her 60 year-old mother Tania embark on a six-month trek through the treacherous Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada in a journey that has never before been completed by a duo. Their adventure is interspersed with beautifully crafted portraits of high-altitude human endurance and passion—an avalanche survivor, a snowshoe artist, a snowbound convent—that are by turns captivating and inspiring.
Tickets and more information...  //  Thursday, March 14 at 5:45 at Pickford Film Center
ELECTRIC CHURCH: JIMI HENDRIX
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 others. Paul McCartney freely admits to worshipping him, adding, “We all played guitar. We all knew a bit. But he seemed to know more than us.”
Tickets and more information...  //  Thursday, March 14 at 8pm 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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