A weekend celebrating how Bristol born Archie Leach changed his name and his fortunes to become internationally famous film star Cary Grant, yet never forgot his Bristol roots. Tickets are now on sale for our red carpet gala screening of Bringing Up Baby.
Sunday 17 July, 19.00, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
This year the festival culminates in a red carpet gala screening of the screwball classic, Bringing Up Baby (1938) on Sunday 17 July at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn star in Howard Hawks’ definitive screwball comedy, chock full of zany antics, slapstick pratfalls and rapid-fire dialogue.
We are launching a film challenge for micro movies inspired by an aspect of Bringing Up Baby (1937) – Howard Hawks’ definitive screwball comedy. You are invited to get creative and share your videos as part of the Cary Grant Comes Home For The Weekend festival. So throw on your favourite vintage outfit and strike a pose, go on a wild leopard chase, hunt for dinosaur bones and show us how Bristol has inspired you in the same way it did Grant.
We’d love to hear from you, so get in touch via email, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up to our free mailing list, so you can be the first to know when we announce the programme in the new year. Information on festival venues will be confirmed, but you can see last year’s venues below to give you an idea of what is likely to happen in 2016.