A biennial festival 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. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Archie Leach emigrating to America on the RMS Olympic in July 1920 we held events in July 2020 marking the start of his incredible journey to becoming Cary Grant and our 2020 festival was themed around Journeys. You can catch-up or watch again over on our Events page. Save the date for the next festival: 18-20 November 2022! Please support us by buying our Official Festival Merchandise, or donate using the button below.
Commemorating the centenary of Cary Grant emigrating to America and international stardom, in 2020 we commissioned video essays exploring journeys of many types, in partnership with the Video Essay Podcast. Watch the full Screening and Q&A here.
To extend our watch-along screening of one of Cary Grant’s most romantic roles in An Affair to Remember in 2020 we hosted a watch-along marathon of all the “Love Affairs to Remember” films, culminating with a “cool down” discussion with film programmer and activist living with disabilities, Ross Wilcock
Our official Cary Grant Festival merchandise makes lovey presents – from souvenirs for under £5 to our exclusive “Archie” ceramics made by Stokes Croft China… All profits go towards making the festival sustainable, or you can support the festival using the Donate button above.