Slow Food Sacramento presents the second annual Sacramento Food Film Festival – your chance to view films that highlight the role of food in our lives, taste the flavorful foods discussed in the films, and better understand how and where our food comes from, the good, the bad and the new sustainable way.
Sacramento was recently named the “Farm to Fork Capital” so it only makes sense, that a city of food lovers has an appreciation for food films. The Sacramento Food Film Festival brings the love of food and films together with films not otherwise available in local theaters in a delicious mix of lively discussions and slow food flavors.
This year’s food film offerings expands to two days, Friday, March 15 (5:30 to 10 p.m.) and March 16 (11 a.m. – 9 p.m.):
Friday, March 15
Features an evening of food and film, including the screening of locally filmed Quest for Local Honey followed by a honey tasting and discussion with the filmmakers.
Ticket holders then move next door to the Forty Acres Gallery for a sushi tasting and discussion of seafood sustainability with Taro from Mikuni and Billy Ngo from Kru. The evening will end with the screening of Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
Saturday, March 16
The day begins at 11:00 a.m. with an exciting food-related scavenger hunt for all ages followed by films and panel discussions throughout the day.
What’s On Your Plate? (New York City kids explore the local food chain)
A Community of Gardeners (A look at seven Washington, DC community gardens) followed by a discussion about area community gardens with Sacramento Master Gardener, Bill Maynard
Meat Hooked! (Explores the rise and fall and rise again of local butchers): Sponsored by Selland Family Restaurants
Symphony of the Soil (An artistic exploration of the miraculous role of soil in our food).
American Harvest (A candid look at migrant labor), followed by a moderated discussion of farm workers and their role in U.S. agriculture.
Proceeds from the Sacramento Food Film Festival will benefit Slow Food Sacramento and the California Food Literacy Center. “We are delighted to once again feature inspirational films about the role of food in our lives and, for the first time this year, we will taste the flavors described in the films,” said Deborah Kruse, Slow Food Sacramento Events Chair. Amber Stott, CFLC Executive Director, is also thrilled to participate. She recently said: “Film is an important way to increase food literacy in our community. We look forward to a full day of fun and learning!"
Saturday’s concession stand will be operated by Whole Foods Market; they will sell healthy snacks to accompany the movies.
Friday Opening Night tickets, which include two films and two tastings, are $40/person; Saturday tickets are $25 for the day or $7/for an individual film. Weekend festival tickets, good for both days, are $55. For screening times and to purchase tickets, visit: www.SlowFoodSacramento.com