Malcom Crowe is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient.
After this encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy Cole with the same problems as the ex-patient. This boy ‘sees dead people’. Crowe spends a lot of time with Cole. Cole’s mom is at her wit’s end with what to do about her son’s increasing problems. Crowe is the boy’s only hope.
The Sixth Sense on February 11, at 7 p.m.
Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette
In 1930’s Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. The Captain’s wife is dead, and he is often away.
When he is at home, he runs the household like a ship. The children are unhappy and resentful of the governesses that their father keeps hiring, and have managed to drive them all off.
Maria is initially met with the same hostility, but her kindness, understanding, and sense of fun soon draws them to her and brings some much-needed joy into their lives — including the Captain’s.
Eventually he and Maria fall in love, even though the Captain is already engaged to a Baroness and Maria is still a postulant.
The romance makes them question their decisions. Their personal conflicts are soon overshadowed by the clouds of war. Austria is about to be besieged by Germany and the Captain may soon find himself drafted into the German navy and forced to fight against his own country.
The Sound of Music on February 12 at 5.30 p.m.
Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker