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final scene of Casablanca, movie, screening in Plett
Event Date: 12 July, 2017

Casablanca earned eight Academy Award Nominations, which lead to three Oscars – Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture. 

Date: 12 July 2017
Venue: The White House
Time: 17h00
Tickets: R540.00 per person


Bergman, simply put, lights up the screen. What many wouldn’t give up everything to run away with her? 

Director: Michael Curtiz | Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid; it also features Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Dooley Wilson.| 1942 – 102 minutes



I_know_a_little_about_womenIt’s probably no stretch to say that Casablanca is arguably one of America’s best-loved movies. When anyone mentions Casablanca, there are two names that come to mind – Bogart and Bergman. It’s a perfect cast, with a gloriously intense level of romantic tension. Bogart plays a tough cynic who hides a broken heart beneath a fractured layer of sarcasm. Bergman, simply put, lights up the screen. What many wouldn’t give up everything to run away with her?

Although Casablanca was an A-list film with established stars and first-rate writers, no one involved with its production expected it to be anything out of the ordinary. It was just one of hundreds of pictures produced by Hollywood each year. It had its world premiere on November 26, 1942, in New York City and was released nationally in the United States on January 23, 1943. The film was a solid if unspectacular success in its initial run. 

For a sneak peak, watch this 1942 Movie Review from the New York Times.



Jenny Morris – AKA The Giggling Gourmet – is one of SA’s most-loved food personalities. She is an author, magazine writer, radio and TV presenter, celebrity chef, teacher, caterer and culinary tour guide who has had an ongoing love affair with food since she was a child, when she started making mouth-watering treats for school fundraisers. It’s a love affair in the true sense of the word, one that employs all the senses.

Three sublime bubbly tastings from Packwood, Bramon and Kay & Monty while getting first hand insider tips on Moroccan cooking from celebrated TV chef and personality, Jenny Morris, as she does a live demonstration prior to the film.

Jenny Morris will be preparing a magnificent feast filled with the aromatic and unique flavours of Morocco.



As the lights come up, you are in for a treat with acclaimed musician, Martin Wolfaardt aka “Sam” as he plays it again on his piano. The Gin Bar opens for connoisseurs of genièvre and the night has just begun.