Gala Screening: Bringing Up Baby (1938), dir. Howard Hawks
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL
Sunday 17 July 2016, doors: 19:00; film: 20:00

The 2016 festival culminated in a red carpet gala screening of the screwball classic, Bringing Up Baby, with extra treats, including bubbly on arrival, canapés and live entertainment. Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn star in Howard Hawks’ definitive screwball comedy, chock full of zany antics, slapstick pratfalls and rapid-fire dialogue to die for.

Cary grant dr huxley
Bookish palaeontologist (Grant) is desperate to complete his Brontosaurus skeleton and secure a $1 million donation to his beloved museum.
Hepburn and baby
On the eve of his marriage to prim assistant Alice Swallow, Huxley winds up in a series of madcap adventures involving a scatter-brained heiress Susan Vance (Hepburn) and her tame pet leopard, the eponymous “Baby”.
Grant and Hepburn
Susan falls for Huxley and does everything in her power to keep him from his wedding the next day.
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When Baby goes missing and Susan’s Terrier George steals the final bone in Huxley’s Brontosaurus, they go in search of the priceless bone and the leopard, only to mistake Baby for another fierce leopard who has coincidentally escaped from a nearby travelling circus.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch Grant and Hepburn sizzle in this screwball classic, amongst the dinosaur exhibits at Bristol Museum.

This gala screening comes with extra treats, including a red carpet entrance, paparazzi, bubbly on arrival, canapés and live entertainment. Red carpet attire is welcomed, with prizes for the best dressed.