Cary Grant Festival: 23-25 November

“I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until, finally, I became that person, or he became me” (Cary Grant)

We are extremely delighted to have been contacted by the organisers of this year’s CARY GRANT COMES HOME FOR THE WEEKEND FESTIVAL as they have chosen to fundraise for Bristol Mind on the opening night reception where they are screening the award-winning documentary, ‘Becoming Cary Grant’.

Dr Charlotte Crofts (Associate Professor Filmmaking at UWE) in collaboration with Glenside Hospital Museum have organised the event which will also include a Q&A panel discussion with director Mark Kidel, Cary Grant expert, Mark Glancy, Neuropsychopharmacologist Professor David Nutt, and Glenside Hospital Museum’s Project Manager, Stella Man.

The event is being held at UWE’s Glenside Campus – formerly Bristol Lunatic Asylum – where Cary Grant’s mother was detained in 1915, and the film “explores Cary Grant’s life from the perspective of his (then legal) LSD therapy sessions in the 1950s, using extracts from his autobiography…and home movie footage (much of it shot in Bristol) to piece together a moving account of his incredible and sometimes uncomfortable journey from Archie Leach to global film icon, Cary Grant.”

It sounds like a fascinating evening and a great opening to the three-day long festival.

Date:  Friday 23 November 2013
Time:  doors open at 19:00 with the film starting at 19:30
Location: UWE Glenside Campus, Chestnut House Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, Bristol BS16 1XL