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Pickford Film Center

1318 Bay Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Movieline: 1-(360)-738-0735

Website: http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org

The Departure ()

Runtime: 1 hr. 27 mins.

Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned- Buddhist-priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. But this work has come increasingly at the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to draw lines between those he counsels and himself. The Departure captures Nemoto at a crossroads, when his growing self-destructive tendencies lead him to confront the same question his patients ask him: what makes life worth living?

5:45 PM

Victoria & Abdul (PG-13)

Cast: Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard
Runtime: 1 hr. 52 mins.

When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.
As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

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5:20 PM

Ex Libris: New York Public Library ()

Runtime: 3 hr. 17 mins.

In this, the 42nd documentary by Frederick Wiseman (recipient of an Honorary Oscar in 2016), the legendary filmmaker brings his incisive vision behind the scenes of one of the world's greatest institutions of learning, capturing the vast programmatic scope of NYC's library system. The NYPL is blessed with uniformly passionate staff and deeply devoted, appreciative bibliophiles and beneficiaries across its 92 branches. The film reveals a venerable place of welcome, cultural exchange, and intellectual creativity.

(1:45 PM)

Rebel in the Rye (PG-13)

Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey
Runtime: 1 hr. 49 mins.

Set in mid-century New York City, the biopic tells the story of J.D. Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) and the inspiration behind his creation of the American classic "The Catcher in the Rye" and its beloved lead character Holden Caulfield. The film sheds light on the events that shaped the young author, and some of the influential people who he meets in his pursuit of success - namely his mentor Whit Burnett (played by Kevin Spacey). With unwavering support from his mentor and colleagues (and with Holden always at his side) Salinger overcomes some of life's greatest obstacles - from heartbreak to a brutal war with long-lasting impacts - eventually publishing the novel that propels him to fame. Despite the success he enjoys as an acclaimed author, we see how taxing the creative process can be, and watch as Salinger pays a very high price for his art. The film is as much about the pursuit of artistic expression and how far one will go for their passion, as it is the story of how J.D. Salinger created his masterpiece.

8:00 PM

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey ()

Cast: Fred Beckey, Conrad Anker
Runtime: 1 hr. 36 mins.

(11:00 AM)

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (NR)

Cast: Armistead Maupin, Olympia Dukakis
Runtime: 1 hr. 30 mins.

8:15 PM