18-20 November 2022
SAVE THE DATE for our next festival which will be on the theme of “Class”, exploring Cary Grant’s incredible journey from working class poverty as son of a tailor’s presser in Bristol, UK to the epitome of Hollywood elegance and style. Sign up to our news letter for updates.

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Crowdcast Channel

Check out our Crowdcast channel where you can watch again or catch up on the 2020 Festival. Follow the channel to keep up to date with our forthcoming events. Once you’ve registered you can click on the ‘Save my spot’ button to register for events with one log-in…

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Love Affair (1939)

The original version directed by Leo McCarey, starring Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne, which McCarey remade almost shot by shot as An Affair to Remember. Part of the Love Affairs to Remember Marathon.

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Love Affair (1994)

Warren Beatty stars and produces this third iteration of the Love Affairs to Remember films, opposite Annette Benning and Katharine Hepburn, in her last screen performance, and an underrated score by the late Ennio Moriccone.

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2020 Festival

20-22 November 2020
The overarching theme of the 2020 festival was Journeys – celebrating the centenary of Archie’s emigration to the Big Apple in 1920, but also acknowledging other journeys of class and social mobility, identity and self-discovery…

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An Affair to Remember

Cary Grant stars alongside fellow Bristolian Deborah Kerr in Leo McCarey’s classic love story, one of the most romantic films of all time, a heart-wrenching weepy about unexpected lovers whose bond is so strong, not even great tragedy can break it, with an introduction by film critic and historian, Pamela Hutchinson.

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Sleepless in Seattle

Nora Ephron’s homage to An Affair to Remember starring Tom Hanks as recently widowed Sam Baldwin, whose son Jonah calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a new wife, with Meg Ryan as Annie Reed who falls for them both. Part of the Love Affairs to Remember Marathon.

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Penny Serenade

Join us for this watch-along of Penny Serenade starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, with an introduction by Aurora Bugallo (@CitizenScreen) on why she thinks this is such an underrated gem.

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An almost shot by shot remake of An Affair to Remember starring Aamir Kahn, Manisha Koirala and Anil Kapoor and the Gateway of India standing in for the Empire State Building, with an introduction by Monia Acciari, director of the UK Asian Film Festival, Leicester.

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Gunga Din

In this rip-roaring adventure three British soldiers (Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks Jr) must stop the secret murderous Thuggee cult, with the help of Gunga Din, a native water-bearer, with an introduction contextualising the representation of colonial India by Rehan Hyder, UWE Bristol.

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Cary Grant Quiz

Join us for a Cary Grant quiz hosted by another Bristol film institution, Twentieth Century Flicks Video Shop. Prizes include copies of Mark Glancy’s Book Cary Grant, The Making of a Hollywood Legend courtesy of publisher Oxford University Press and Official Cary Comes Home Merch.

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