Includes ‘champagne’ reception with live music by The Red Hot Minute Brass Band starts 6.30pm
Dress code: HippFest glamour or Old Heidelberg Biergarten
An utterly delightful romantic drama directed by the maestro of subtlety and wit – Ernst Lubitsch.
Young heir to the throne, Prince Heinrich, escapes the confines of the stuffy court to take up his… ahem… “studies”. Carousing with his new drinking buddies, the soon-to-be- monarch falls in love with vivacious barmaid Kathi, and the scene is set for a struggle between duty and love, convention and freedom. The film is pure movie magic – Novarro’s performance as the young prince is thoroughly charming and he wins our hearts from his first moments on screen. Shearer is his perfect match as the gutsy gal who can down a stein of beer as well as any man but whose heart is liable to be broken by loving unwisely.
Featuring live piano accompaniment by world-renowned musician and HippFest favourite Neil Brand.
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch | US | 1927 | N/C U | b&w + tinted | 1h 45m + short
With: Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt
Performing Live: Neil Brand (piano)
The presentation of The Student Prince’ is by arrangement with Photoplay Productions and Warner Bros.
The Friday night gala reception and entertainment is generously supported by the Corbie Inn and Tesco Bo’ness.
Note: if the event is shown as ‘sold out’ please contact the HippFest Box Office directly on 01324 506850 to enquire about ‘heritage seating’ availability or to be added to a waiting list.
* If you like this try: Billie Ritchie Cuppa Talk (same day) / Jeely Jar (with Neil Brand) / Underground (Closing night gala, romantic drama) / Laurel and Hardy (comedy)