Best Dressed Winners Announced!

We’re delighted to announced the winners of our Best Dressed competition at our gala screening of To Catch A Thief last Sunday. We were blown away by some of the entries, the attention to detail and the knowing film references. A huge thank you to all the local businesses that donated prizes:

Best Dressed Woman – Restyle, Blow-dry & Luxe Treatment at Clair Swinscoe Hair Couture

 

Best Dressed Man – VIP Membership at Suave & Co, Clifton Village

 

Best Dressed Couple – Fizz and Chips at The Clifton Pub

 

Best Dressed Group – Magnum of Fantinel Prosecco Extra Dry courtesy of Renato’s Kint Street

 

Best Dressed Cinephile – Cary Grant: A Class Apart courtesy of Waterstones Clifton

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Hitchcock and Cary Grant

Check out this amazing video that Col Needham (Founder and CEO of IMDb.com) has made for us to promote our screening of North by Northwest!

 

Col is a great supporter of the festival and one of Cary Grant’s biggest fans. Shot at IMDb.com headquarters in Bristol, the promo was scripted by Level 3 UWE Filmmaking student Mitchell Brown, based on Hitchcock’s original trailer in which he pretends to be a travel agent:

With Dylan Evans on Camera and Grading, Producer Saoirse Mahon, Editor Holly Bond, Marina Aparicio Arribas and music by UWE Centre of Music. The video is playing on The We The Curious Big Screen in Millennium Square.

This not to be missed screening of North by Northwest takes place in The Planetarium on Saturday 24 November and includes a brief video introduction by Col, followed by a introduction to the fabulous Bernard Herrmann score by Matthew Sweet.

This event had sold out but we’ve just released the last remaining tickets so snap them up now!

This is part of our wider Hitchcock and Cary Grant theme this year, showing all 4 of their collaborations, including Suspicion with expert panel discussion at Watershed, Notorious with an intro by the amazing Paul McGann at Everyman and culminating with a glamorous gala screening of To Catch A Thief with prizes for the best dressed vintage / Hollywood style.

Check out our Full Programme and book early to avoid disappointment!

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

BECOMING CARY GRANT
AT UWE GLENSIDE CAMPUS
WITH DIRECTOR Q&A
NORTH BY NORTHWEST
AT THE PLANETARIUM
INTRO BY MATTHEW SWEET
TO CATCH A THIEF
GALA SCREENING
AT TRINITY CENTRE 

 

 

Vintage Cocktails and Canapes

If you are coming to our gala screening of Bringing Up Baby on Sunday 17 July we’d be really grateful if you could book by early so we can get a good idea of how many canapes to order!


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The museum catering team have been working hard on designing bespoke vintage canapes especially for the festival and have even recreated one of Cary Grant’s own recipes:


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There will also be a paid bar featuring Cocktails inspired by Cary Grant’s movies, including:

The Cary Grant
Vodka – Tia Maria – Lime

Dry Martini
(as seen in Bringing Up Baby, 1938)
Gin – Vermouth – Green Olive

The Gibson
(as seen in North by Northwest, 1959)
Gin – Vermouth – Pearl Onion

The Highball
(as seen in The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, 1947)
Whiskey – Ginger Ale – Slice of Lemon


Bringing Up Baby, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, doors 19:00; film 20:00.

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Tickets cost £25 / £20 concessions (plus £1.50 transaction fee) and the price includes bubbly on arrival, a selection of vintage canapes, live entertainment, including a-cappella singers and the South by Southwest Swing Ensemble, featuring Martyn Harris and players from the Dave Salt Big Band. Red carpet attire is encouraged and there will be prizes for the best dressed.


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Cary Grant Welcomed in Style at Red Carpet Gala Screenings

The Cary Grant Comes Home For The Weekend Festival 2014 culminated in a red carpet double bill of Arsenic and Old Lace and North by Northwest at the Bristol Hippodrome – marking nearly 80 years since Cary Grant’s face last shone down from the silver screen when six of his films where screened there between 1932-38 when the theatre briefly operated as a cinema.

Front of house staff at the Bristol Hippodrome got into the spirit of the occasion and dressed as vintage ushers and usherettes to welcome people on the red carpet entrance.  Prizes for the best dressed were announced on our Facebook page and you can images of the red carpet taken by our wonderful UWE student volunteers, Ellisha Von Grunewald (UWE Film), Bethany Fitter (Filmmaking and Creative Media) and Jen Stuart (UWE Fashion). Professional photographer Jon Craig coached them on how to pap, as well as taking his own wonderful set of photos, which you can view here.