An Affair to Remember (dir. Leo McCarey, 1957)
Curzon Cinema, 46 Old Church Road, Clevedon, BS21 6NN
Saturday 25 November 2023
Running Time: 1hr 49mins
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Tissues at the ready for this special screening of a Cary Grant classic! Join us at the iconic Curzon, Clevedon to see Cary Grant starring alongside fellow Bristolian Deborah Kerr in Leo McCarey’s timeless love story. A heart-wrenching weepy about unexpected lovers whose bond is so strong, not even great tragedy can break it. With a sharp script and amazing performances the sentimentality never turns into schmaltz, which is the reason why it’s considered one of the greatest romantic films of all time. The film’s themes of love, loss, and redemption are as relevant today as they were when the film was released in 1957.
Nickie Ferrante (Grant), an incorrigible playboy, and Terry McKay (Kerr), a nightclub singer, meet on a transatlantic ocean-liner en route to their respective fiancees in New York. Their friendship gradually blossoms into a clandestine love-affair as they try to avoid gossip onboard ship. As the ship docks in New York City, they agree to reunite in six months time, if they have managed to end their current relationships and prove themselves worthy of each other. It’s a story of chance encounters, fate and the life altering power of love – what’s not to enjoy? And the big question – Will they both make it to their rendezvous at the top of the Empire State Building…?
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For information on getting to the Curzon head here. Read more about the history and heritage of the Curzon here. We’re really excited that the Curzon’s balcony has recently reopened after 50 years – tickets are selling fast for the sofas, so snap them up while you can!
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THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS AND SPONSORS
With support of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK
In Association with UWE Bristol Moving Image Research Group
Celebrating Bristol’s status as a UNESCO City of Film, in recognition of the city’s vibrant screen heritage, of which Cary Grant is one of our brightest stars