If you are looking to see a movie this weekend, take a trip downtown to the Pickford Film Center. This month is Doctober at Pickford, and the theatre is featuring 50 documentaries created with the Bellingham community, which project real issues in the world. The Pickford Film Center is located at 1318 Bay St., near Bayou on Bay. Tickets cost $8 for students who present their ID at the ticket booth.
A selected amount of films out of the 50 options that will be premiered during Doctober.
Sweet Crude (rated NR)
Sweet Crude is a documentary focused on telling the story of Nigeria, and how the crude oil industry has affected the people. This documentary presents problems, as well as prospective solutions to move forward from the issues that crude oil create to our environment and poverty. Showtime is at Saturday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m.
Sustainable (rated NR)
Cloud Mountain Farm presents a film investigating America’s food system, along with the agricultural issues that farmers face everyday. The screening presents fresh produce from sustainable farms for viewers. Showtime is on Friday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m.
For the Love of Spock (rated NR)
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy, the original Spock, and his son collaborated to create a film about the development of Mr. Spock throughout the years. The film got funding from fan-based donations through Kickstarter, and will be showing at the Limelight Cinema on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 1:15 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16 at 12:15 p.m.
Maya Angelou and Still I Rise (rated NR)
Maya Angelou, world-renowned poet, doctor and symbol of peace, shares a more intimate look into her life through this film. From past experiences, upbringing and culture, Angelou tells the story of how she became the woman she is, and how the world changed after her. Showtimes are Saturday, Oct. 15, at 3:30 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m.
Do Not Resist (rated NR)
After incidents such as the death of Michael Brown, filmmaker Craig Atkinson dives into the current view of policing in America. Showtime is on Monday, Oct. 17, at 4 p.m.