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As the lights dim in one of the Pickford Film Center’s theaters, the projector lights up the screen and the minds of attendees at the 16th annual Doctober Film Festival.
A chatty buzz quickly turns into whistles and cheers at Schweinhaus Biergarten on Friday, Oct. 13 as Bellingham rock band Magenta Wave takes the stage. Every bench in the beer garden is full and an overflow crowd stands on the sidelines.