Don’t miss the UK Premiere of this new 4K Digital Restoration of Hitchcock’s Notorious, screening as part of the Bristol City of Film strand on the opening night of this year’s Cinema Rediscovered Festival, with an introduction by critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson (Sight & Sound, The Guardian)
In this illustrated talk our festival director, Dr Charlotte Crofts (UWE Bristol) will explore Grant’s very British roots and how they inform and complicate his star image – that unique blend of the sophisticated and the screwball that led to film critic Pauline Kael branding him “a slapstick Prince Charming” and to David Thompson hailing him as “the best and most important actor in the history of Hollywood”.
Our next Cary Comes Home weekend in Bristol will be 20-22 November 2020 and we’re also working on taking the festival to New York City in July 2020 – the 100-year anniversary of Archie Leach’s emigration to New York – so the Big Apple will feature in our programming and we’ll be retracing Cary Grant’s NY locations and film sets.
Peek behind the scenes of the theatre where Cary worked back stage as schoolboy Archie Leach. Presented by a knowledgeable guide, the tour takes you around front of house, backstage, and includes history, shows, stars, gossip, ghost stories, and of course Cary Grant.
Sit back and explore the city of Archie’s birth – from the floating harbour that inspired him to travel, to the theatre where it all started – and sample the best that Bristol has to offer along the way, including Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s breathtaking suspension bridge (pictured above) and the SS Great Britain.