This year’s CARY GRANT COMES HOME FOR THE WEEKEND festival runs from 23-25 November and has a Hitchcock and Cary Grant theme. The weekend is jam-packed with screenings of all four Hitchcock collaborations, as well comedy classics His Girl Friday and Talk of The Town, illustrated talks and events in significant places in Cary Grant’s life. Find out why Cary Grant was “the only actor Hitchcock ever loved” and how their enduring partnership resulted in some of the best cinema of all time. Learn about young Archibald Leach’s journey from Horfield to the meteoric heights of Hollywood fame and how he retained a bond to the city of his birth even after he became Cary Grant. Highlights include our opening night reception and screening of the award-winning documentary Becoming Cary Grant at the mental hospital where young Archie’s mother was committed; North by Northwest in the Planetarium opposite the Cary Grant statue and our closing night gala screening of To Catch A Thief.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

BECOMING CARY GRANT
AT UWE GLENSIDE CAMPUS
WITH DIRECTOR Q&A
NORTH BY NORTHWEST
AT THE PLANETARIUM
INTRO BY MATTHEW SWEET
TO CATCH A THIEF
GALA SCREENING
AT TRINITY CENTRE 

PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

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am am pm pm Eve
Friday 23 November 1900-2130 
Becoming Cary Grant
(2017)
Dir: Mark Kidel; 80 mins
Venue: UWE Glenside Campus,BS16 1XL
Tickets: £13/£11 conc (+ £1.50 transaction fee)
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Saturday 24 November 1000-1100 
Hitchcock and Cary Grant: “The only actor I ever loved” – illustrated talks

Venue: Watershed, BS1 5TX
Tickets: £8/£5 conc
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£2 off 
DOUBLE BILL
with Suspicion
1130-1300 Suspicion
(1941)
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock; 99mins, PG
Venue: Watershed, BS1 5TX
Tickets: £8/£5 conc
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DOUBLE BILL
with Hitchcock and Cary Grant
1400-1600 Looking For Archie – walking tour
Starts: Watershed, BS1 5TX; ends at the nearby Après Bar, Millennium Square, BS1 5DB
Tickets:
£15/£10 (+ £1.50 transaction fee) (includes Prosecco)
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1630-1800 Cary Grant in Bristol – afternoon tea and talks
Venue: Avon Gorge Hotel, BS8 4LD
Tickets: £25 (+ £1.50 transaction fee)
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1930-2200 North by Northwest (1959)
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock; 136 mins, PG
Venue: Planetarium, Millennium Square, BS1 5DB
Tickets: £18/£13 conc (+ £1.50 transaction fee)
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Sunday 25 November 1000-1200 Notorious
(1946)
Dir:
Alfred Hitchcock; 101 mins, U
Venue: Everyman, BS8 2NH
Tickets: £13/£11 conc (+ £1.50 transaction fee)
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1230-1415 His Girl Friday
(1940)
Dir:
Howard Hawks;  92 mins, U
Venue: 
The Cube, BS2 8JD
Tickets:
£8/£5 conc (+ £1.50 transaction fee)
£1 life-time membership of The Cube Cinema payable on the door
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£2 off DOUBLE BILL with Talk of The Town
1445-1700 Talk of The Town (1942)
Dir: 
George Stevens; 118 mins, U
Venue:
The Cube, BS2 8JD
Tickets:
£8/£5 conc (+ £1.50 transaction fee)
£1 life-time membership of The Cube Cinema payable on the door
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£2 off DOUBLE BILL with His Girl Friday
1900-2300 
Gala Screening: To Catch A Thief
 (1955)
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock; 106 mins, PG
Venue: Trinity Centre, BS2 0NW
Tickets: £20/£15 conc/£10 for under 24s (+ £1.50 transaction fee)
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Celebrating Bristol’s recent designation 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.