As part of the city-wide Cary Grant Comes Home For The Weekend festival 2016 we are pleased to present two events highlighting how Bristol-born Archie Leach changed his name and his fortunes to become the internationally famous film star known as Cary Grant.
On Sat 16 July at 12:00 we reflect on his incredible journey from Bristol boy to The Man From Dream City with two inspiring illustrated talks: in Kiss Him For Me, Kathrina Glitre examines Cary Grant’s kiss and his onscreen chemistry with his leading ladies and in Liberating the Leopard, Mark Glancy explores the extraordinary RKO production history of Howard Hawks’ Bringing Up Baby.
Then at 14:00 join us for The Making of Becoming Cary Grant, an exclusive preview of work in progress extracts from a new documentary on Cary Grant by local director, Mark Kidel, featuring unseen home movie footage shot by the man himself.
The wider programme unfolds in venues across the city, including a maritime-themed marquee at the Bristol Harbour Festival next to the Cary Grant statue in At-Bristol’s Millennium Square, screenings at the Everyman Cinema and culminates in a red carpet gala screening of Bringing Up Baby beneath dinosaur exhibit at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.
So join us for this extra special festival that aims to celebrate Cary Grant's Bristol roots, develop audiences for his films and recreate the golden age of cinema-going.
Find the full festival programme visit carycomeshome.co.uk.
Ticket prices: £6.50 full / £4.50 concessions and under 24s. Special offer: buy a Combo Ticket and get a ticket to both events for £9.00 full / £7.00 concessions and under 24s.