THE ARTIST’S WIFE R/Drama/Dir: Tom Dolby (Lena Olin, Juliet Rylance, Bruce Dern) Claire is the wife of a celebrated artist. Once a promising painter herself, she now lives in the shadow of her husband’s career. As he prepares for his final show, the artist is diagnosed with dementia. As his memory and behavior deteriorate, Claire shields his condition from the art community while trying to reconnect him with his estranged daughter and grandson from a previous marriage. She must now decide whether to stand on the sidelines with her husband or step into the spotlight herself.

DESERT ONE Not Rated/Documentary/Dir: Barbara Kopple (Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Ted Koppel) Using new archival sources and unprecedented access to key players on both sides, Barbara Kopple (“Harlan County, USA”) reveals the true story behind one of the most daring rescues in modern U.S. history: a secret mission to free hostages captured during the 1979 Iranian revolution.

HAM ON RYE Not Rated/Comedy/Dir: Tyler Taormina (Haley Bodell, Audrey Boos, Gabriella Herrera) A coming-of-age comedy centered on the nervous excitement of youth and the strange horror of entering adulthood. The film begins with the crowd-pleasing spirit of a John Hughes movie and fades slowly into an off-kilter dystopia with the energy of “Dazed and Confused.”

HUBIE HALLOWEEN PG-13/Comedy/Dir: Steve Brill (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen) Despite his devotion to his hometown of Salem, Mass., and its renowned Halloween celebration, Hubie, a good-hearted scaredy-cat, is unpopular with his neighbors. He’s an odd duck and a bit of a tattletale, but when the holiday turns truly spooky this year, it’s up to Hubie to save Halloween.

MAJOR ARCANA Not Rated/Drama/Dir: Josh Melrod (Lane Bradbury, Rachel Donahue, Collen Doyle) A carpenter struggles to move beyond his troubled past when he returns to his hometown to mend relationships and finds solace in building a log cabin by hand. His plans are complicated when he reunites with a woman with whom he shares a difficult past and he is forced to reconcile his old life with his new one.

OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE Not Rated/ Docu- mentary/Dir: Ric Burns (Oliver Sacks, Roberto Calasso, Kate Edgar) A look at the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller Oliver Sacks as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact.

ON THE ROCKS R/Comedy/Dir: Sofia Coppola (Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans) A young New York mother faced with sudden doubts about her marriage teams up with her larger-than-life playboy father to tail her husband. What follows is a comic adventure across the city that draws father and daughter closer together despite one detour after another.

OUR TIME MACHINE Not Rated/Documentary/Dir: S. Leo Chiang, Yang Sun (Ma Duo, Tianyi Huang, Ma Ke) Shaken by the news of his father’s dementia, Shanghai artist Maleonn creates “Papa’s Time Machine,” a wondrous time-travel adventure performed on stage with life-size mechanical puppets. Through the play’s production, he confronts his own mortality. Maleonn finds grace and unexpected joy in this moving meditation on art, the agonies of love and loss, and the circle of life.

SOFTIE Not Rated/Documentary/Dir: Sam Soko (Boniface Mwangi) After years of fighting injustice in Kenya, daring political activist Boniface “Softie” Mwangi decides to run for political office. But running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents with idealism as his only weapon proves challenging.

SONG WITHOUT A NAME Not Rated/Drama/Dir: Melina León (Pamela Mendoza, Tommy Párraga, Lucio Rojas) Based on true events, the film tells the story of an Indigenous Andean woman whose newborn baby is whisked away moments after its birth in a Lima clinic and never returned. Stonewalled by a Byzantine and indifferent legal system, she approaches a journalist, who uncovers a web of fake clinics and abductions in a Peru wracked by political violence and turmoil.

WE ARE MANY Not Rated/Documentary/Dir: Amir Amirani (Susan Sarandon, Mark Rylance, Danny Glover) The story behind the largest global protest in human history. In February 2003, 30 million people protested against U.S. and U.K. plans to invade Iraq. Demonstrations spread across 789 cities in 72 countries, covering every continent. The protests inspired a new generation of activists.