Rodgers & Hammerstein’s cinematic treasure, “The Sound of Music” is the winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young Austrian woman who leaves the convent to become a governess for Captain von Trapp’s (Christopher Plummer) seven unruly children. Her charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children – and their father. But when Nazi Germany unites with Austria, Maria is forced to attempt a daring escape with her new family.
Starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, and Eleanor Parker. Directed by Robert Wise. Written by Ernest Lehman. 2 hours 54 minutes. 1965. In English.
The year-long series “Movies that Reawaken Wonder” celebrates both the Palace’s past as a Wonder Theatre and recent cinematic rebirth, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 donation of a DCP projector, by screening some of the greatest movies in history.
The next title focuses on “The Wonder of Childhood” with “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on March 5 (details and tickets on sale here).
And we’ll follow up last year’s spectacular screening of “Mary Poppins” and going away party for Lin-Manuel Miranda with another star-studded surprise gala screening in November.
Hope to see you back at the Palace soon, and again, and again, and again.–Mike Fitelson, UPCA Executive Director