November 7, 2023

Gray Gordon
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Cinema East Returns for 2023-2024 Season

Pickford Film Center's longest-running film series, Cinema East—curated by Jeff Purdue, Teaching, Learning, & Media Librarian & Associate Professor at Western Washington University—is back for its 15th season of great cinema from the Asian diaspora. Presented by WWU Libraries.

Nov. 14

Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-wai, 1990, Hong Kong), 7:45pm

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Engagement, Western Washington University, for International Education Week.

Dec. 5

In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000, Hong Kong), 6:00pm

2046 (Wong Kar-wai, 2004, Hong Kong), 8:15pm


Return to Dust (Li Ruijun, 2022, China), 7:45pm

Feb. 13

Millennium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2001, Taiwan), 7:45pm

Intro by Gabe Gossett, Head of the Hacherl Research and Writing Studio at Western Libraries

Mar. 12

Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami, 1997, Iran), 7:45pm

Intro by Eren Odabasi, Professor of Film Studies, WWU

Apr. 9

Boat People (Ann Hui, 1982, Hong Kong), 7:45pm

Co-sponsored by CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival

May 14

Cure (Kurosawa Kiyoshi, 1997, Japan), 7:45pm

Intro by Tyler Walker, Professor of Japanese

Jun. 4

Center Stage (Stanley Kwan, 1991, Hong Kong), 7:45pm

Event Details

Series Name: Cinema East

Dates: Second Tuesdays of every month (except December’s date), November 2023 - June 2024 

Location: Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. Bellingham, WA


Founded in 1998, the Pickford Film Center serves the Whatcom community by screening independent films 365 days a year, producing and presenting the annual Doctober film festival, the Bellingham Children’s Film Festival, numerous film series and special events.  The Pickford offers free documentary film showings to all Whatcom middle schools through Doc-ED and partners with students and schools for many other events during the year.

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