When spoiled Ossi hears that her friend has married a count, her father promises to buy her a prince. The ensuing temper tantrums and mistaken identities make a comic mockery of Ossi’s moneyed world. From 1919, this film represents director Ernst Lubitsch’s early Berlin-era silent comedies, and it revels in lush, intricate sets and absurdly choreographed parades of servants.
Austin jazz/rock band Bee vs. Moth performs their original score live with the film. The band’s unique blend of influences as diverse as Charles Mingus and Television makes a rollicking accompaniment for this classic film. www.beevsmoth.com