California Food Literacy Center: 3rd Annual Food Film Festival

By Lisa Murphy

The 3rd Annual Sacramento Food Film Festival (Facebook) benefiting the California Food Literacy Center, kicked off Thursday at Ten22. The ten day festival premiered with a red carpet event featuring delicious appetizers prepared by the staff atTen22 and three guest FLC student chefs (these kids were smart, and so cute in their little chef outfits). The fresh ingredients were generously donated by local Passmore Ranch.

After enjoying delicious eats and drinks, guests were escorted into a private viewing area where we enjoyed the gripping award-winning documentary Spinning Plates. And before the evening ended we were gifted with generous swag bags filled with all kinds of delicious local goodies including a full bottle of Ramos Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Clarksburg California, gourmet coffee from Chocolate Fish, a fresh vanilla bean and lots of other fun foodie surprises.

Thursday’s event was the first of a ten day festival featuring seven full length films about food.

  • Bottle Shock” will be screened at Lucca on March 25 and will include a four-course dinner based on the film.
  • March 26 is a free screening of “Cafeteria Man” and will include appetizers, an appearance from the film’s star, Tony Geraci and a panel discussion with local leaders in food literacy education.
  • Selland’s will offer a family spaghetti dinner on March 28 and screening of “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” at McKinley Park’s Clunie Center.
  • The Guild Theater will screen “The Slow Food Story” for free on March 29.
  • The festival wraps up on March 30 with a sushi and uni tasting by Billy Ngo from Kru, and Q & A with the filmmaker, Ocean Chomsky, at Sunh Fish and screening of “Sweet, Sexy Ocean.”

If you can make one or more of these fabulous events, I highly recommend it. The proceeds go to a very worthy cause and you’re guaranteed to enjoy some good food and a good film. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: www.sacfoodfilmfest.com.

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