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Submitted by: Pickford Film Center

Pickford Film Center makes the best movies accessible to wide audiences 365 days a year, including special events and festivals in addition to regular screenings. Each October the Pickford showcases Doctober—a month-long documentary film festival dedicated to one of Bellingham’s proven favorite genres, the documentary. Doctober is the largest documentary festival in the Northwest, screening over 60 films in one month.

For this festival the Pickford partners with local organizations to bring important issues to the screen; many presentations feature special guests, filmmakers, pre-screening receptions, and guided group discussions. Pickford Film Center is excited for Doctober to continue with smashing success and enrich our community for another year.

This year the festival opens on Thursday, September 26  and runs through Thursday. October 31. The festival schedule will be unveiled on Monday, August 26, and tickets for all Doctober films will be available for Pickford Film Center members at that time. Tickets will go live to the public on Monday, September 9. Doctober is a very popular event, so for first access sign up to be a Pickford Film Center member! Members get discounts on tickets, special events, and popcorn, but members also play a vital role in keeping independent cinema alive and accessible in Bellingham. Stay tuned for the upcoming film line-up to be announced!

Doctober also features special deals for students of all ages. With our regular student ticket price, all students can receive discounts for screenings by showing a student ID.  The Pickford also offers Doc-ED, a program providing every public and tribal middle school the chance to see documentaries for free, in the theatre, with transportation and popcorn included! Doc-ED gives students a meaningful and informative shared experience, providing them with inspirational films that expose them to different cultures, people, and experiences.

See something different this year. Keep an eye out for the upcoming lineup to be released, and become a member for first access to the festival.

Stay updated on the Pickford’s events by visiting the website or sign up for our email newsletter at www.pickfordfilmcenter.org.

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