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GIRLFRIENDS - THE DISTAFF SIDE: WOMEN DIRECTORS OF THE 70'S
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 New York City, Claudia Weill and her debut feature Girlfriends was largely forgotten. Long before Girls In The Big City became a common trope, via the films of Nora Ephron to Sex and the City and Lena Dunham’s Girls, Girlfriends was one of the first films to capture the nuances and complexities of female friendship and the frightening loneliness of freedom.” Katie Goh for Little White Lies: Truth & Movies.

Tickets and more information...  //  Monday, March 4 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

OSCAR-NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS 2019
"This year's Academy nominated nonfiction shorts find fresh angles on familiar issues,'" --Variety
Tickets and more information...  //  Now Playing at Pickford Film Center


OSCAR-NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS 2019
Please note that some of these titles contain challenging content, including scenes of imperiled children, murder, and racial violence.
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...  //  Now Playing 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...  //  Now Playing 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...  //  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
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - THIRD EYE CINEMA
Sponsored by Film is Truth. Tickets are only $5! Programmed by Kevin.
Kurt Russell plays hard-boiled truck driver Jack Burton, who gets caught in a bizarre conflict within, and underneath, San Francisco’s Chinatown. An ancient Chinese prince and Chinatown crime lord has kidnapped a beautiful green-eyed woman, who is the fiancee to Jack’s best friend. Jack must help his friend rescue the girl before the evil Lo Pan uses her to break the ancient curse that keeps him a fleshless and immortal spirit.
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, March 2 at 10pm at the Limelight Cinema
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 co-librettist) dramatically altered Pushkin’s plot, turning Gherman from a cynical opportunist into an ardent lover and Liza into a tragic figure. Tchaikovsky put a great deal of work into the opera’s premiere at St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre in 1890, and was thrilled by its success.
Tickets and more information...  //  Sunday, March 3 at 11am at Pickford Film Center
THE PROVIDERS - INDIE LENS POP-UP
Free admission.
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 otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients.
Tickets and more information...  //  Tuesday, March 5 at 8pm at Pickford Film Center
THE ACCOUNTANT OF AUSCHWITZ
Presented by WWU Center for Canadian-American Studies

Seventy years after WWII, Oskar Gröning, one of the last surviving members of the SS, goes on trial as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
For some, there is no room for debate: Gröning was witness and therefore complicit, regardless of his duty to follow orders. Others look at a frail man in the last years of his life and see no reason to pursue charges. Bringing war criminals to justice, with no statute of limitations, asks fundamental moral questions with few simple answers.
Tickets and more information...  //  Thursday, March 7 at 5:45pm 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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