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.
Great photo of Cary Grant receiving his US citizenship in 1942. But did you know that he always had a soft spot for his hometown Bristol and returned every year?
Make the pilgrimage to our festival celebrating Cary Grant’s Bristol roots, kicking off this Friday 8 July with a curtain raising screening of Hitchcock’s Notorious. Watch the famous wine cellar scene in an actual wine cellar – at Averys Wine Cellars in partnership with Bristol Film Festival’s “Vintage” Screenings series. Their last drink-along screening sold out twice-over, so book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!
Tickets cost £25 including bubbly on arrival, bread and cheese and four wines from Latin America and Germany inspired by the film.
We are delighted to announce our full programme is now on sale – we’ve got something for everyone, from the romantic tear-jerker An Affair To Remember to the action adventure Only Angels Have Wingsat the newly refurbished Everyman Cinema, to inspiring talks at the Watershed., including one on Cary Grant’s kiss and a sneak preview of work in progress from a new documentary biography on Cary Grant.
This year the festival runs in partnership with the Bristol Harbour Festival as we celebrate how Bristol’s maritime history and the golden age of Transatlantic travel helped shape Archie Leach’s incredible journey from Bristol boy to “the man from Dream City”.
Come and join is in Millennium Square next to the Cary Grant statue where you can snap Cary Grant selfies, book tickets and buy our official merchandising to help make the festival sustainable for the future.