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Mother's Day Specials at The Loft Cinema. There are two polar-opposite screenings going on at the Loft Cinema for Mother's Day. First, a fun and raucous Mamma Mia sing-along at 2 p.m. If you feel like combining your love of ABBA's music, Meryl Streep and public singing, this is the event for you (and your mamma). But if you're feeling like watching a much more dramatic film, the Loft is also screening Mommie Dearest at 7:30 p.m. Whether you feel like brushing up on your Hollywood drama, or you just have some repressed memories you have to dredge up with your mom, this screening is sure to be a little more tense, although less horrifying. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12. 3233 East Speedway Blvd. $12.

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Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church. Not only is the Loft Cinema showing you a documentary on Jimi Hendrix's historic July 4, 1970, performance in front of more than 300,000 fans, but they're giving you the opportunity to meet and ask questions to a member of the Hendrix family. At this special screening, made in partnership with Zia Records, there will be a Q&A with Jimi Hendrix's sister, Janie Hendrix. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. 3233 East Speedway Blvd. Regular admission prices.

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Suicide: The Ripple Effect. Tucson Village Farm is screening this new documentary that examines stigma, advocacy, and mental wellness around suicide. As part of a global mission to reduce the suicide rate worldwide, this screening shares stories of survival and recovery. All proceeds will go towards Tucson Village Farm Summer Camp scholarships. 7:15 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 15. 4210 N. Campbell Ave. $5 for under 18, $10 for adults.

Route 66 Women: The Untold Story of the Mother Road. Ah, Route 66, an icon of American expansion and progress. But progress also comes in the form of women breaking barriers. And this screening at Kirk-Bear Canyon Library shows parts of a documentary looking at Arizona's Route 66 legacy through the eyes of the women who crafted their lives on it. Director Katrina Parks will be joined by historian Heidi Osselaer, and will discuss both the film and the history behind it. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16. 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road.

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The Host. One of the greatest monster movies of the 2000s, this South Korean flick feels like a tribute to all the greats before it: Godzilla, Jaws and even Creature from the Black Lagoon. As part of their series on the films of Bong Joon-Ho, The Loft is screening in 35MM this action/horror that shows what happens when river pollution goes awry. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16. 3233 East Speedway Blvd. Regular admission prices.

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Art & Mind. This event at The Screening Room is "a journey into art, madness and the unconscious" through the examination of the works of Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco Goya, Vincent Van Gogh, William Blake, Edvard Munch, Salvador Dali and many more. Beyond the art, this documentary also features discussions with historians, psychiatrists and neuroscientists about the mind of the artist. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 16, and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19. 127 E. Congress St. $7 Thursday and $5 Sunday. ■

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