The Oriental Theatre is celebrating Mother’s Day with a screening of the 1990 film Mermaids, which focuses on the relationship between unconventional free-spirited mother Rachel (Cher) and her two daughters, 9-year-old Kate (Christina Ricci) and fifteen-year-old Charlotte (Winona Ryder) in 1963. Needless to say, their bond is complicated, especially due to Charlotte’s obsession with Catholicism and disapproval of her mother Rachel’s lifestyle. Tickets and more information can be found here.
The Avalon Atmospheric Theater will be screening the 1983 tearjerker Terms of Endearment, which follows Shirley MacLaine’s Aurora and her daughter Emma, played by Debra Winger, as they struggle with life and love over the course of thirty years.
Sure, this 1965 musical is somewhat problematic by today’s standards (to say the least), but it still remains a beloved classic. Julie Andrews is irresistible as a nun who becomes governess to the seven Von Trapp children, eventually finding live with their father (Christopher Plummer), a stern widower. Find showtimes and tickets here.
This exhibit will use photography to showcase the effects of domestic abuse, both before and after. The focus is on the survivors themselves, and how many are now thriving as “community leaders, advocates, professionals, career driven bosses and entrepreneurs,” refusing to allow the past to define their future.
The event is co-hosted by LaVerne’s Let’s Talk, an organization committed to empowering people to prevent the rise of domestic abuse. The organization was founded By LaVerne Badger, a survivor of domestic violence.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer may be less than five feet tall, but she is powerful force, a Holocaust survivor who became a powerful advocate for sex education for decades. Now 90 years old, she shows little signs of retiring or slowing down, and the documentary Ask Dr. Ruth recounts her incredible life. Find more information about showtimes at
The Satanic Temple may only be a few years old, but its media-savvy tactics have ensured that they have been a constant presence as they have repeatedly challenged authority and forced Americans to consider the true meaning behind the separation of church and state. Director Penny Lane (NUTS!, Our Nixon) chronicles the Temple’s rise from a series of media stunts to an internationally recognized religion which has become a political force. For tickets and more information, check out the Oriental Theatre’s site here.