HPR Silent Film Series
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Friday, 4 May 2012 at 8:30 pm
Discovery Green and Houston Public Media present Houston Public Media Silent Film Concerts. At the Anheuser-Busch Stage and Fondren Performance Space. Houston Public Media presents a series of silent film screenings accompanied by live music. These unique film presentations include the performance of new, original scores by Texas musicians set to silent films from the 1920s.
Friday, May 4, 8:30pm: The Oyster Princess. Multiple genre, weirdo instrumental Austin rock band Bee vs. Moth performs their original score to “The Oyster Princess.”
1919 German silent film directed by Ernst Lubitsch. A comedy in 4 acts about an American millionaire’s spoiled daughter’s marriage that just doesn’t go as planned. The film earned fame from his intangible use of style and sophistication in this movie among others. The term for his style was later dubbed "The Lubitsch Touch".
FROM THE BEE VS. MOTH WEBSITE: The Bee vs. Moth mission is to bravely explore the little-traveled and oft-neglected territory between Ornette Coleman's doom metal band and Mr. Rogers' dude ranch. Along the way, we'll tromp through a few Latin tunes, knock over some perfectly good chords, and spill improvised solos on our nice, clean shirts. Or as our friend put it, "You guys sound like Sonic Youth meets the Tijuana Brass." Intrigued? Appalled? Come see us soon!
Labranch at Lamar
Houston, TX, 77010