Join the Whatcom Museum Advocates for a program about the Pickford Film Center at noon. Lindsey Gerhard, who joined the Pickford in 2013 as the Marketing Manager, shortly after moving to the NW will share how film has a proven power to bring people together, and the ability to take you far, far away. Movies can serve as a way to immerse yourself in a different environment, and a window to help understand what the world is like for other people, in other locations, in walks of life unlike yours. Twenty years ago, the idea of a film center in Bellingham was a pipe dream to a few devoted folks with endless creativity and passion. Now, Pickford Film Center stands strong in the heart of the Arts District, the doors open wide to all members of the community, inviting everyone in to our neighborhood living room to watch quality films nearly every single day for the past two decades.