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. This year’s festival is themed around Hitchcock and Cary Grant and we’ve got ambitious plans to take the next festival to New York in 2020 to celebrate 100 years since Archie started on his journey to becoming Cary Grant. Please support us by buying our Official Festival Merchandise, or donate using the button below.
Friday 23 November 2018, 7pm
Join us for our opening night reception and special screening of the award-winning Becoming Cary Grant which takes place at UWE Glenside campus, nee Bristol Lunatic Asylum, where Cary Grant’s mother, Elsie Kingdon Leach was committed in February 1915. The screening will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion with director Mark Kidel, and a panel of experts.
Sunday 25 November, 10am
Cary Grant stars with Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains in this quintessential Hitchcock thriller. Grant plays a government agent tasked with persuading the daughter of a traitor (Bergman) to spy on her father’s Nazi friends hiding out in Rio. But is the courtship business or personal? And who will face the most danger when uranium smuggling is added to the mix? With an introductory talk by actor Paul McGann on why he so admires Cary Grant’s acting style.
Sunday 25 November 2018, 7pm
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly dazzle in Hitchcock’s classic romantic comedy thriller set on the French Riviera. With bubbly on arrival, live swing music and prizes for the best dressed vintage Hollywood style. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch this Hitchcock classic on the big screen at Trinity Community Arts Centre, just down the road from the Empire Theatre where young Archie used to work. Sizzling chemistry between Grant and Kelly, sumptuous costumes by Edith Head and the glamorous backdrop of Cannes.