The Atomic Cafe: The 1982 documentary on nuclear war composed entirely of civil defense and propaganda films created by the U.S. military and other agencies, a cult classic, screens in a restored version; director Jayne Loader is slated to appear in person following the 7 p.m. Aug. 13 showing. Not rated. At the Roxie.
BlackKkKlansman: Colorado Springs’ first black policeman goes undercover with his partner to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in the film by Spike Lee starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier and Topher Grace. Rated R.
Dog Days: Los Angeles canines lead their human companions on surprising journeys in the ensemble comedy with Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Adam Pally, Eva Longoria, Rob Corddry, Tone Bell, Jon Bass, Michael Cassidy, Thomas Lennon, Tig Notaro, Finn Wolfhard and Ron Cephas Jones. Rated PG.
The Meg: A 75-foot-long prehistoric shark attacks a deep-sea submersible necessitating a rescue operation at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in the movie based on the novel by Steve Alten starring Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson and Ruby Rose. Rated PG-13.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post: Chloe Grace Moretz stars in the film based on the novel by Emily M. Danforth about a young woman who is sent to a gay conversion therapy center, where she bonds with a stoner amputee and a Lakota Two-Spirit. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.
Never Goin’ Back: A pair of suburban Dallas waitresses scheme to flee their diner existence in the film by Augustine Frizzell starring Maia Mitchell, Cami Morrone, Kyle Mooney, Joel Allen and Kendal Smith. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.
Nico, 1988: The erstwhile Velvet Underground singer and musician tours Europe and attempts to forge a relationship with her estranged son in the film by Susanna Nicchiarelli. Rated R. At the Clay.
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood: The film tells the scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after World War II and became confidante, aide de camp and lover to many of Hollywood’s greatest male — and female — stars. Not rated. At the Alamo New Mission.
Slender Man: Teens perform a rite in a small Massachusetts town hoping to disprove a terrifying local legend in the movie with Joey King, Julia Goldani-Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso and Javier Botet directed by Sylvain White. Rated PG-13.