The Sacramento Food Film Festival will hit the town from March 19th-29th with ticket prices ranging from free to 70 dollars per event. With a new location every day, the entertaining and/or edible events are expected to receive a diverse audience, who will not only take home memories but a new found knowledge of Sacramento’s food system.
“At Food Literacy Center, our goal has always been to make education fun…” said Amber Stott, Founding Executive director of the Food Literacy Center. “We bring hard-hitting documentaries to the community and pair them with delicious food, local chefs, film stars and directors. When people are gathered together, eating, and sharing, they’re more open to learning something new.”
She along with the rest of the organization hopes to teach the Sacramento area about the importance of the life source we take for granted and what goes into its production and distribution.
“On March 21, we’re rallying the community to come out to a free event to raise awareness about an urban ag ordinance that the City of Sacramento is considering, which will allow expansion of urban farming locally, including sales of the produce you grow in your backyard,” said Stott.
The day will feature a picnic and bus tour through local farms starting at 3 p.m. then live music and food trucks beginning at 5 p.m. at that day’s locale, McClatchy Park; all in anticipation of the ordinance being passed.
Though that day in particular is highlighted, every event throughout the 11 days is sure to please.
“We’ve got something for everyone: families, foodies, film buffs!” said Stott. “We have a great mix of hard-hitting documentaries, entertainment films, and even a film for kids (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory).”
The food is also expected to receive plaudits.
“Some of our partners include SimplyRecipes.com, America’s Farm to Fork Capital, Ella Restaurant and Bar, Whole Foods, Slow Food Sacramento, Sacramento Urban Ag Coalition and many others,” Said Stott. “And we’re working with most of the top chefs in Sacramento!”
Chefs and what they will prepare for the festival:
Hank Shaw – South African inspired dish
Kurt Spataro, Scott Ostrander, and Tyler Bond – locally grown seasonal foods
Randall Selland – family-style spaghetti dinner
Mike Lim – 3-course Chinese dinner
Finally to provide that last final nudge of incentive the festival’s proceeds will go to their nonprofit organization which provides low-income schools with cooking and nutrition classes. Last year the event was sold out and the same is expected to occur this year. You can find out more information or buy tickets at http://foodliteracycenter.org/2015/01/27/2015-sacramento-food-film-festival-3/