Beach Rats: Eliza Hittman’s evocative coming-of-age drama and Sundance hit follows the emotional and sexual confusion of a Brooklyn teenager (Harris Dickinson) over the course of a long, hot summer. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.
Dolores: Activist Dolores Huerta, who co-founded farm workers unions and fought for racial and labor justice in partnership with Cesar Chavez, is profiled in the documentary directed by Peter Bratt. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.
Home Again: Reese Witherspoon stars as a woman starting over, who lets three filmmakers crash at her guest house, in the film written and directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer. Rated PG-13.
It: Children in a small Maine town face off with a murderous clown called Pennywise in the movie based on the book by Stephen King. Rated R.
Mrs. B, A North Korean Woman: The documentary by Jero Yun is about a tough charismatic North Korean woman who smuggles humans between North Korea, China and South Korea, earning money and planning to reunite with her North Korean sons after years of separation. Not rated. At the 4-Star.
The Teacher: The dramedy, set in 1983 Bratislava (with the Iron Curtain as a tangible presence), is about an impeccably ruthless widowed middle-school educator who manipulates her pupils’ futures by making inappropriate personal demands of their parents. Not rated. At the Roxie.
Twenty Two: The documentary by Guo Ke profiles the current daily lives of former so-called “comfort women” — Chinese women forced into sex slavery by the Japanese during World War II. Not rated. At the 4-Star.
A Very Sordid Wedding: Del Shores’ funny sequel to the hit “Sordid Lives” is about Southern Baptists in Winters, Texas in the weeks following the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage equality ruling; Shores and members of the cast and crew are slated to appear at evening screenings Sept. 8 and 9. Not rated. At the Roxie.
Viceroy’s House: Hugh Bonneville stars as the last viceroy of India in a sweeping, romantic historical epic about India gaining independence from Britain. Not rated. At the Clay.