Happy 4th of July!

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.


Full festival programme available here.

Full Programme Announced

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 Wings at 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.

Bristol-born actor Cary Grant - real name Archie Leach. (Died 30/11/1986, aged 82).
Cary Grant on the deck of the SS Great Britain shortly after it returned to Bristol in the 1970s

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.

For full details visit our Events page.