Sleepless in Seattle (dir. Nora Ephron, 1993)
CrowdCast, Saturday 21 November 2020, 11pm GMT
Running Time: 1hr 46
Tickets: Pay what you feel
Join us for this watch-along screening of 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, with an introduction by Nat Chediak from Coral Gabels Cinema, Florida USA.
Drink: Tiramisu Martini Cocktail or hot choccie
Dress code: Pyjamas
Part of the Love Affairs to Remember Marathon.
Nat Chediak is the Director of Programming at the Coral Gables Cinema and the dean of South Florida’s film exhibitors. He was the founder of the Miami Film Festival and served as its director for eighteen years (1984–2001). He is also the author of Diccionario de Jazz Latino and a three-time Grammy and three-time Latin Grammy music producer.
What is a “watch-along screening”?
Sadly we can’t actually stream films due to distribution rights, but we aim to create a sense of togetherness in isolation through sharing our love of Cary Grant. Before the start of the screening you need to source your own copy of the film and cue it up ready to play. After a brief 5-10 minute introduction on CrowdCast we will count down and all press play at the same time. The CrowdCast will end and we’ll watch-along together using the #CaryStaysHome hashtag on Twitter and Instagram @carycomeshome.
Amazon Prime UK £6.99 to buy
Amazon Prime USA $2.99 to rent
What is “Pay what you feel”?
We want to make the festival accessible whatever your budget, but for those that can afford it, we’d really appreciate it if you can give generously to keep the festival afloat in these difficult times.
We rely on ticket sales as our main source of income, but Covid-19 has made this impossible this year, creating a huge shortfall in our finances. We’re a biennial festival so we’re hoping by 2022 we’ll be able to return to live events, but in the meantime we’re determined to celebrate Cary Grant as best we can virtually.
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