Full Programme Announced
Friday 18 – Sunday 20 November 2022
The Fifth Cary Comes Home Festival takes its theme as “Class”, with accessible and inclusive film screenings, panel discussions and expanded cinema events that celebrate the working-class heritage of Archibald Leach.
Our programming will explore social mobility and identity across a range of performances from Cockney Cary in Sylvia Scarlett and None But the Lonely Heart, to Sophisticated Cary in The Bishop’s Wife and Charade. Our Looking for Archie walking tour celebrates Grant’s ongoing connections to the city and we’re taking over the Former Bristol IMAX on Sunday for a rare chance to see two lesser-known Pre-Code Cary Grant films (Born to Be Bad and Blonde Venus) on the biggest screen in town and the festival culminates with a screening of classic comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace. For all screenings in the Former Bristol IMAX we’re piloting a sliding Pay What You Can Afford ticket scale – recognising the cost-of-living crisis, in an effort to practice what we preach and bring Cary Grant to the widest possible audience.
In order to make the festival more accessible, some films will be presented with descriptive subtitles for the d/Deaf and hard of hearing.
“Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant” (Cary Grant).
We’re delighted to announce our full programme at last – check out our latest newsletter for more details!