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OSCAR-NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS 2019
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.
Tickets and more information...  //  Opening Friday at Pickford Film Center
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, seeks justice in a courtroom. Capernaum was made with a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own.
Tickets and more information...  //  Opening Friday at Pickford Film Center
OSCAR-NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORT FILMS 2019
"It’s hard not to notice shared themes in this year’s animated short film nominees: the emotional lives of women, life in Toronto, difficult family relations, and two films featuring parents who literally eat their children. Big visuals have swayed voters’ favor, often — though not always — to the benefit of studio-backed shorts including 'Bao.' But don’t be surprised if voters follow the Annies’ lead and go with the dreamlike 'Weekends' or with previous winners Alison Snowden and David Fine for the comic 'Animal Behaviour.'" --Variety
Tickets and more information...  //  Opening Friday at Pickford Film Center
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple's unbreakable bond and the African-American family's empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, If Beale Street Could Talk honors the author's prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure. Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2019 Academy Awards.
Tickets and more information...  //  Now Playing at the Limelight Cinema
COLD WAR
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. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, and Best Cinematography at the 2019 Academy Awards.
Tickets and more information...  //  Now Playing at the Limelight Cinema
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 Black 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. Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Original Screenplay at the 2019 Academy Awards.
Tickets and more information...  //  Now Playing at Pickford Film Center
AFROPUNK (2003) with a presentation by James Spooner, Director of the film and Founder of AfroPunk festival
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 for a talk after his film, with a slideshow presented as a letter to punk and how it raised James with strong values, along with the story of his leaving AfroPunk to maintain those values he adopted from the DIY punk scene. AfroPunk remains relevant and his personal story captures both a unique Black American experience and a story of capitalism.
Tickets and more information...  //  Saturday, February 23 at 6pm at Pickford Film Center
VAN GOGH: OF WHEAT FIELDS AND CLOUDED SKIES
Exhibition on Screen

Gain unprecedented access to legendary artistic treasures, experience the rare architectural beauty of the Kröller-Müller Museum, and journey into the past through the Milanese, Florentine, Roman and Palladian Renaissance. With a special focus on the importance of drawing as part of his artistic technique, be immersed in the life of one of the world’s greatest artists as Van Gogh’s story reveals itself from Paris to Provence. Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies tells the story of the Van Gogh’s burning passion for art, bringing together 40 remarkable paintings and 85 drawings from the Kröller-Müller Museum in Holland.
Tickets and more information... 
Sunday, February 24 at 11am and Wednesday, February 27 at 6pm at the Limelight Cinema
GRAVITY - Science on Screen
Science on Screen begins again! Tickets are $3.
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 until you drink it. I’ll talk a little about the nature of gravity and share some stories about living in “zero-gravity” where the rules of motion are a little different.
Following this presentation we present the film Gravity: Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission. Her commander is veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), helming his last flight before retirement.
Tickets and more information...  //  Monday, February 25 at 6pm 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...  //  Tuesday, February 26 at 6pm at Pickford Film Center

 
ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA - Masters of Asian Cinema
Co-presented by Western Washington University Libraries, with introduction by Eren Odabasi, Assistant Professor of Global Cinema in the Department of English at WWU.
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 the investigators' own secrets and hypocrisies come to light. In the Anatolian steppes, nothing is what it seems; and when the body is found, the real questions begin.

Tickets and more information...  //  Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00pm 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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