The 2020 Festival Programme is now live! The overarching theme of the festival is Journeys – celebrating the centenary of Archie’s emigration to the Big Apple in 1920, but also acknowledging other journeys of class and social mobility, identity and self-discovery…
Check out our new CrowdCast channel where we are hosting the events online for the 2020 Festival due to the global pandemic. Once you’ve registered you can click on the ‘Save my spot’ button to register for events with one log in…
In usual times we’d be meeting in person looking fabulous and chinking cocktails, but there’s nothing stopping us getting into the spirit at home. To that end, here are some ideas of what to drink and wear during our watch-along screenings.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Cary Grant’s journey to the United States and international stardom, his hometown’s festival is seeking video essays exploring journeys of many types.
Friday 20 November 6-7pm GMT
Festival welcome & illustrated talk, by Festival
Director, Charlotte Crofts, exploring Cary Grant’s working class Bristol roots, his dog-co-stars and his less glamorous roles
Friday 20 November 8pm GMT
Join us for this watch-along of Penny Serenade starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, with an introduction by Aurora Bugallo (@CitizenScreen) on why she thinks this is such an underrated gem.
Sat 21 & Sun 22 November
To extend our watch-along screening of one of Cary Grant’s most romantic roles in An Affair to Remember we are a hosting watch-along marathon of all the “Love Affairs to Remember” films over the festival weekend! Have you got the stamina?
Saturday 21 November 10am GMT
The original version directed by Leo McCarey, starring Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne, which McCarey remade almost shot by shot as An Affair to Remember. Part of the Love Affairs to Remember Marathon.
Saturday 21 November 2pm GMT
Warren Beatty stars and produces this third iteration of the Love Affairs to Remember films, opposite Annette Benning and Katharine Hepburn, in her last screen performance, and an underrated score by the late Ennio Moriccone.
Saturday 21 November 6-7pm GMT
In this illustrated talk, Mark Glancy explores the Port city of Bristol as the source of Archie’s wanderlust, and considers how his travels affected and educated, chronicling his many journeys, and the influence that they had on the star image of Cary Grant, with a Q&A with Dr Matthew Sweet.
Saturday 21 November 8pm GMT
Cary Grant stars alongside fellow Bristolian Deborah Kerr in Leo McCarey’s classic love story, one of the most romantic films of all time, a heart-wrenching weepy about unexpected lovers whose bond is so strong, not even great tragedy can break it, with an introduction by film critic and historian, Pamela Hutchinson.
Saturday 21 November 11pm GMT
Nora Ephron’s homage to An Affair to Remember starring Tom Hanks as recently widowed Sam Baldwin, whose son Jonah calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a new wife, with Meg Ryan as Annie Reed who falls for them both. Part of the Love Affairs to Remember Marathon.
Sunday 22 November 10am GMT
An almost shot by shot remake of An Affair to Remember starring Aamir Kahn, Manisha Koirala and Anil Kapoor and the Gateway of India standing in for the Empire State Building, with an introduction by Monia Acciari, director of the UK Asian Film Festival, Leicester.
Sunday 22 November 4pm GMT
In this rip-roaring adventure three British soldiers (Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks Jr) must stop the secret murderous Thuggee cult, with the help of Gunga Din, a native water-bearer, with an introduction contextualising the representation of colonial India by Rehan Hyder, UWE Bristol.
Sunday 22 November 2020 8pm GMT
Join us for a Cary Grant quiz hosted by another Bristol film institution, Twentieth Century Flicks Video Shop. Prizes include copies of Mark Glancy’s Book Cary Grant, The Making of a Hollywood Legend courtesy of publisher Oxford University Press and Official Cary Comes Home Merch.
Academic and author Mark Glancy joins Charlotte Crofts for a sneak peek of his new book, Cary Grant, The Making of a Hollywood Legend on the eve of its US publication
An illustrated talk by Professor James Naremore who analyses the variety of performance styles in a range of Cary Grant’s best-loved and lesser known films to mark the centenary of Archie arriving in the Big Apple…
Join us for a virtual tour of Cary Grant’s New York, to celebrate the centenary of Archie Leach’s arrival in America, the first step of his journey to becoming Cary Grant.
Learn about Archie Leach’s first transatlantic voyage on the RMS Olympic 100-years ago in this illustrated talk with our Festival Director Dr Charlotte Crofts…