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''Fine Wine, Food and a Film in the Vines''

Thu 8 Feb 2007 In: Events

An enjoyable evening is planned for this Saturday night (10th February) at Coopers Creek Vineyard at Huapai West Auckland, incorporating award winning wines from their cellar and a gourmet platter of food to be enjoyed relaxing to entertainment followed by the screening of the movie ''De-lovely''. This popular event is part of the 2007 Hero Festivalwith tickets invery much in demandboth nationally and fromGermany and Australia to date.There is a general admission price of $15 for anyone who wish to bring their own picnic tea, blanketsand seating.For patrons who pre-order a gourmet platter at $40 per couple, there is reserved seating.The evening starts at 5pm for dining and entertainment with the movie screens at dusk. De-Lovely is an original musical portrait of the gay American composer Cole Porterfilled with his unforgetable songs performed by todays artists including Alana Morrissette, Robbie Williams, Elvis Costello and Sheryl Crow to name a few. In the film Porter, played by Kevin Kline, looks back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows. His elegant and excessive past comes to light- including his deeply complicated relationship with his wife and muse Linda Lee Porter, played by Ashley Judd, and his liasons with lover Gabe played by British actor Jonathan Pryce. The film has Kevin Kline playing the piano himself in the scenes where his character Cole plays. Ata press conferenceAlanis Morisette was quoted as saying ''Before I knew five or six Cole Porter songs; I now know him on apersonal level. This film is a great way to push youngpeople into discovering Cole Porters music''. The evening is a fundraiser for The Cartier Bereavement Charitable Trust. One can imagine the late Drag Artist Courtney Cartier who the Trust was formed in memory of, performing some of the Cole Porter songs in her exorbitant manner.' Coopers Creek Vineyard is located on Highway 16 Huapai, just north of Kumeu. This popular evening sells out well in advance with the demand for bookings in excess of the venue capacity. Booking are through Coopers Creek on 09 412 8560 or email or Wayne Nicholas - 8th February 2007    

Credit: Wayne Nicholas

First published: Thursday, 8th February 2007 - 12:00pm

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