Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay star in “Wonder,” a touching story based on a bestselling book. (Courtesy Lionsgate)

Films opening Nov. 17, 2017

Bill Nye: Science Guy: The documentary chronicles the TV show host’s efforts to advance science through education and advocacy. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.

Justice League: Batman and Wonder Woman recruit a team of superheroes to defend the planet against a new threat in the film starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Raymond Fisher and Jason Momoa. Rated PG-13.

LA 92: The documentary by Oscar winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin immerses viewers in the tumultuous period in Los Angeles following the verdict in the Rodney King trial. Rated R. At the Roxie.

Mudbound: Two families — one black, one white — struggle to farm the Mississippi Delta under Jim Crow laws during World War II in the film with Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Jonathan Banks, Jason Clarke and Rob Morgan based on a novel by Hillary Jordan. Rated R. At the Opera Plaza.

My Friend Dahmer: Based on the cult graphic novel by Derf Backderf, the movie by Marc Meyers chronicles the origins of the notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Rated R. At the Roxie.

The Star: A tenacious little donkey and newfound friends follow a light in the sky and become part of the first Christmas in the animated fable with voices of Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Not rated.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Frances McDormand stars as a woman who challenges local police because she’s frustrated by the lack of progress in her daughter’s murder case. Rated R.

Wonder: The movie starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay, based on the book by R.J.Palaco, tells a heartwarming story of a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream school for the first time. Rated PG.

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