VenueWalter Reade Theater
Restored 70mm print!
Simply one of the most beloved movies—musical or otherwise—of all time, director Robert Wise’s smashingly effective film version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway hit offers a heavily fictionalized account of the real-life von Trapp family, a musically gifted Austrian brood whose lives are irrevocably altered when a young postulant from the local abbey comes to serve as governess to the seven von Trapp children. Immediately finding herself at odds with the widower patriarch Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) and his penchant for military-style discipline, the willful Maria (Julie Andrews) soon fills the air with do-rei-me cheer, before the Nazis annex Austria and everyone runs for the hills. (Climb every mountain, indeed!) Nominated for 10 Academy Awards and winner of five (including Best Picture, Director and Editing), if you’ve never seen The Sound of Music in 70mm, then you’ve never really seen it at all.