‘Our Children’ Offers an Emotional Tour de Force

Other notable first-half August film openings include a biopic about porn star Linda Lovelace’s path to adult entertainment. And go see “In a World,” Lake Bell’s comedic bash at the rampant sexism and egotism in the voiceover industry.

TV Documentaries Top Late July Film Releases

Check your local HBO and ESPN listings for such fascinating fare as “The Cheshire Murders,” “No Limits” and “Let Them Wear Towels.” Among late July theater openers, “Blackfish,” about a tragic death at SeaWorld, opens July 19.

‘Stories We Tell’ Is Stunning Autobiography

Watch how this director documents her own efforts to find her biological father. Other films opening this upcoming week include the wickedly funny “Sightseers” and “Becoming Traviata,” a must-see documentary about diva Natalie Dessay.

‘Girl Model’ Sets September Films in Motion

September opens on a strong footing with “Girl Model,” a documentary about a 13-year-old who leaves her family in rural Siberia to work as a model in Tokyo. Also at the top of the month, “For Ellen” is another must-see.