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Movies in Tampa Bay theaters: ‘Hustlers,’ ‘The Goldfinch,’ ‘Official Secrets’

Plus, ‘Edie’ and ‘Freaks’ accompany a trio of local screenings.
Nicole Kidman as Mrs. Barbour, left, and Ansel Elgort as Theo Decker in "The Goldfinch." [MACALL POLAY | Warner Bros. Pictures]
Published Sep. 11
Updated Sep. 11

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EDIE

After the death of her husband, an elderly woman sets out to climb a famed mountain in Scotland. With Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Amy Manson, Paul Brannigan, Wendy Morgan. Written by Elizabeth O’Halloran. Directed by Simon Hunter. (102 minutes, NR)

THURSDAY

HUSTLERS

Former strip club workers conspire to take down a group of Wall Street players. With Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Mercedes Ruehl, Cardi B. Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, inspired by an article by Jessica Pressler. (109 minutes, R)

FRIDAY

FREAKS

A paranoid man keeps his 7-year-old daughter locked in their house to protect her from the sinister forces he claims are lurking outside. With Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, Amanda Crew, Lexy Kolker. Written and directed by Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein. (104 minutes, R)

THE GOLDFINCH

An adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestselling novel follows a young man dealing with the tragic death of his mother when he was a teen. With Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Nicole Kidman. Written by Peter Straughan, based on the book by Tartt. Directed by John Crowley. (149 minutes, R)

OFFICIAL SECRETS

Based on true events, a British intelligence specialist receives a memo about the United States and Britain working together to blackmail United Nations Security Council members into voting in favor of an Iraq invasion. With Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Indira Varma, Rhys Ifans. Written by Gregory Bernstein, Sara Bernstein, Gavin Hood. Directed by Hood. (112 minutes, R)

"Official Secrets" stars Keira Knightley as Katharine Gun. [Courtesy of IFC Films]

PREVIEW PARTY: COUNTRY MUSIC

Get a sneak peek of Country Music, premiering Sunday on WEDU PBS. Filmmaker Ken Burns traces the history of American country music through his new eight-part documentary series. Live tunes by the Easy Posse Band go down at 5 p.m. Thursday before the 7:30 screening at Tampa Theatre. And stick around afterward for a panel discussion with Tampa natives the Warren Brothers, who are behind country hits like Tim McGraw’s If You’re Reading This and Martina McBride’s Anyway. Free. 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.

FINAL ACT: THE HAPPY PRINCE

This installment of the monthly LGBTQ Film Series presents The Happy Prince, a historical drama released in 2018 that tells the story of Irish writer Oscar Wilde’s last days. Free. 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. (727) 893-1074.

CINEMATIC CELEBRATION: STAR TREK

Marking Star Trek’s first foray into the multiplex, Star Trek: The Motion Picture returns on Sunday and Sept. 18 in honor of its 40th anniversary. In the original theatrical cut of the 1979 sci-fi adventure, which features an overture by composer Jerry Goldsmith, Admiral James T. Kirk and his Enterprise crew face a powerful alien spacecraft headed for Earth. And don’t miss a behind-the-scenes documentary short titled The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture afterward. AMC Regency 20 (Brandon), Cinebistro (Tampa), Regal Park Place 16 (Pinellas Park), AMC Woodlands Square 20 (Oldsmar) and Grove 16 Cinemas (Wesley Chapel) also participate. Prices and times vary. Regal Citrus Park 20, 7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, Tampa. fathomevents.com.

The cast of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture." [Paramount Pictures]

CRITICS’ PICKS

Blinded by the Light: A high-spirited, unabashed mash note to the power of popular music in general and the life-changing anthems of Bruce Springsteen in particular.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt star as a fading movie star and his stunt double during the dying days of Hollywood’s golden age. Quentin Tarantino directs.

Yesterday: A struggling English musician awakens after an accident to a new reality in which the Beatles never existed and their song catalog is free for him to use as his own.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Spooky things happen when teens tell scary stories in an old mansion with a dark history.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

Sept. 20: Ad Astra; Downton Abbey; Rambo: Last Blood; Running With the Devil; Zeroville

Sept. 27: Abominable; The Day Shall Come

Oct. 4: Joker

Oct. 11: The Addams Family; Gemini Man

Oct. 18: Jojo Rabbit; The Lighthouse; Maleficent: Mistress of Evil; Torrance; Zombieland 2: Double Tap

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires

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