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Busy week at Tampa Theatre includes surfing doc, pirate thriller


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The next week is going to be busier than usual at the Tampa Theatre, with five new films hitting the screen instead of the usual one or two.

The movies include a documentary following Australian surfers who ride the world's most dangerous waves, and an intense thriller about a cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults or $8 for children 2 to 12, seniors, military members or Tampa Theatre members.

The historic downtown theater, which screens a mix of independent, art house and limited-run films, as well as classics, will be the only place to see these movies in the Tampa Bay area.

Here's a look at what's coming up:

 
“Storm Surfers” PG, 1 hour, 35 minutes - An epic true-story adventure following two best friends on their quest to ride the biggest and most dangerous waves in Australia. Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time world champion Tom Carroll enlist the help of surf forecaster Ben Matson, and together they track and chase giant storms across the Great Southern Ocean and embark on a dangerous mission to a wave that has never been ridden, 75 kilometers from land.

Before each of tonight's screenings, Tampa's Urban Kai stand up paddleboarding instructors will be in the lobby answering questions and registering guests to win a free beginner lesson.
When: Tonight, 7:30 and 10 p.m., Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.

 
“Still Mine,” PG-13, 1 hour, 42 minutes - Based on true events and laced with wry humour, “Still Mine” is a heartfelt love story about an 89-year-old New Brunswicker Craig Morrison (James Cromwell), who challenges the system when he sets out to build a more suitable house for his wife, Irene (Geneviève Bujold), whose memory is starting to go.
When: Aug. 31, 2:30 & 5 p.m.; Sept. 1, 1:30 p.m.

 
“Museum Hours,” Not Rated, 1 hour, 46 minutes - Acclaimed filmmaker Jem Cohen's new feature is a mesmerizing tale of two strangers who find refuge in Vienna's grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum: Johann, a museum guard, spends his days silently observing both the art and the visitors. Anne, suddenly called to Vienna from overseas, has been wandering the city in a state of limbo.Their chance meeting sparks a deepening connection that draws them through the halls of the museum and the streets of the city. The exquisitely photographed film is an ode to the bonds of friendship, an exploration of an unseen Vienna, and a tribute to the power of art to both mirror and alter our lives.
When: Sept. 1, 4 and 6:30 p.m.; Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m.

 
“A Hijacking,” R, 1 hour, 43 minutes - From award-winning writer/director Tobias Lindholm, “A Hijacking” is the intensely moving story of the cargo ship MV Rozen, which is heading for harbor when it is hijacked by Somali pirates. Amongst the men on board are the ship's cook, Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk), and the engineer, Jan (Roland Møller), who - along with the rest of the sailors - are taken hostage in the middle of the Indian Ocean. When the demand is made for millions of dollars in ransom, a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company (Søren Malling) and the Somali pirates.
When: Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m.

 
“The Hunt,” R, 1 hour, 55 minutes - Thomas Vinterberg's film is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man's life. Mads Mikkelsen (TV's Hannibal) won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his penetrating portrayal of Lucas, a former school teacher who was forced to start over after a tough divorce and the loss of his job. But just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered when an untruthful remark throws his small community into a collective state of hysteria. As the lie spreads, Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and his dignity.
When: Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m.

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