Always at The Carlyle: The documentary by Matthew Miele follows the glamorous business of the famed New York luxury hotel and its celebrity clientele. Rated PG-13. At the Vogue.
First Reformed: Ethan Hawke plays a pastor of a small church in upstate New York who loses control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist (Philip Ettinger) and his pregnant wife (Amanda Seyfried). Rated R. At the Kabuki and Embarcadero.
The House of Tomorrow: Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman and Asa Butterfield star in the movie about lonely teens — one sheltered, naive and a straight arrow, the other tough-talking and rebellious — who decide to form a band together. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.
Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story: The film by Ashley Bell tells the story of elephant rescuers led by renowned conservationist Sangdeaun Lek Chailert who embark on a 48-hour mission 500 miles across Thailand to set a 70-year-old captive blind Asian elephant free. Not rated. At the Roxie. The filmmakers and subjects are slated to appear in person after the 4:45 p.m. May 26 screening.
On Chesil Beach: Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle play a young English couple in 1962 whose idyllic romance collides with sexual freedom and societal pressure in a drama based on a book by Ian McEwan. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.
Solo: A Star Wars Story: Alden Ehrenreich portrays a young Han Solo navigating the underworld — and meeting his wingman Chebacca and his scoundrel buddy Lando Calrissian — in the space Western based on George Lucas’ famed characters. Rated PG-13.