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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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!
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!
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:
There will also be a paid bar featuring Cocktails inspired by Cary Grant’s movies, including:
The Cary Grant
Vodka – Tia Maria – Lime
(as seen in Bringing Up Baby, 1938)
Gin – Vermouth – Green Olive
(as seen in North by Northwest, 1959)
Gin – Vermouth – Pearl Onion
(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.
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.