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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
COLD WAR (ZIMNA WOJNA)
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 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
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
THE FAVOURITE
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.
Tickets and more information...  //  Now Playing at the Limelight Cinema
BORN IN FLAMES (1983) - Rocket Sci-Fi
Introduction by our own Steve Meyers. Tickets only $3!
Set in the near future, Lizzie Borden's Born in Flames looks at the rights of women under a socialist society in the U.S. — and finds nothing has changed. Accompanied by a strong musical soundtrack, the composition of women’s groups is explored — from the most conservative to the most revolutionary. Shown as part of our Feminist Sci-Fi series, exploring the lives and worlds of women heroes, thinkers, rebels, and criminals. 
Tickets and more information...  //  Saturday, February 16 at 12pm at Pickford Film Center
I'M NOT RUNNING - National Theatre Live
I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonizing decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?
Tickets and more information...  //  Sunday, February 17 at 11am at Pickford Film Center

 
GUERILLA FILM PROJECT: THE PUBLIC SCREENINGS 
Now in its 15th year, Pickford Film Center’s, Guerilla Film Project (GFP) is a 65 hour filmmaking competition for high school students, which attracts budding young filmmakers from Washington State. In February over Presidents day weekend, GFP hosts teams of 1-5 students gathering in downtown Bellingham. Each year high school students from across Northwest Washington gather in a race against the clock to write, shoot, cut, and edit a 3 minute film in under 65 hours. We're screening their creations and announcing the winners on Sunday!
More information...  //  Sunday, February 17 at 12:30pm at Pickford Film Center

 
JONI 75: A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Encore screening added by popular demand!
Tickets: $16 PFC Members, $20 General, $10 Students

Join an incredible array of singers and musicians who came together to honor one of the world’s most remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell, on her 75th birthday. The hand-selected group of peers and protégés including Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores, Graham Nash, Seal, James Taylor, Rufus Wainwright and more paid tribute to the iconic artist, performing songs from all stages of Mitchell’s life and career, across her entire catalog of 19 studio albums. Captured over two nights in November 2018 by The Music Center at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, the entire concert, along with special behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists, will be shown in movie theaters for a limited time.

Tickets and more information...  //  Wednesday, February 20 at 5:45pm 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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