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Sacramento Food Film Festival Returns March 15th & 16th, 2013

Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday aka “hump day” aka “phone-it-in” day, so that means I am going to simply pass along a press release in the hopes you might read it! Though I won’t be in town to attend, I’d like to share the news about the upcoming Sacramento Food Film Festival, the brainchild of fellow blogger, Catherine Enfield (aka Ms. Munchie). See ya Thursday with another product review!

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Media Release, January 23rd SACRAMENTO–It’s fitting that Sacramento, California was named the “Farm to Fork Capitol” when it is located in the most fertile region of the country. It only makes sense, then, that a city of food lovers also has an appreciation for food films. The Sacramento Food Film Festival brings the love of food and films together and mixes them with a bit of discussion and a pinch of activities.

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Slow Food Sacramento
presents the Sacramento Food Film Festival 2013. Slow Food Sacramento is an active non-profit that hosts a wide range of educational and convivial events throughout the year to introduce people to the producers and creators of some of the region’s outstanding foods, farms, and restaurants.

The second year of the Sacramento Food Film Festival expands to two days, March 15 and 16, 2013. The slate of films runs from bees and sushi making to the history of New York butchers and the plight of the farm worker. Sprinkled throughout the two days are activities to keep the festival interactive, informative, and educational.

These themes fall in line with the two organizations supported from the proceeds: Slow Food Sacramento and the California Food Literacy Center. “California Food Literacy Center is thrilled to be part of this event,” said Amber Stott, Executive Director. “Film is an important way to increase food literacy in our community. We look forward to a full day of fun and learning!”

Friday, March 15th, will be a special event ticket for an evening of food and film. For $40 the ticket includes the screening of locally filmed Quest for Local Honey followed by a honey tasting and discussion with the filmmakers. Everyone then moves to the next door Forty Acres Gallery for a sushi tasting and discussion on seafood sustainability with Taro from Mikuni and Billy Ngo from Kru. The evening will end with the screening of Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

The schedule for Saturday, March 16th includes:

  • Scavenger hunt for all ages
  • What’s On Your Plate?
  • A Community of Gardeners
  • Discussion of film with Master Gardener, Bill Maynard
  • Meat Hooked! Sponsored by Selland Family Restaurants
  • Symphony of the Soil
  • American Harvest
  • Discussion regarding farm workers and the part they play in agriculture

On Saturday, the concession stand will be run by Whole Foods Market, providing healthy movie snacks.

Saturday tickets are $25. Individual film tickets are $7. Weekend festival tickets, good for both days, are $55. Tickets can be purchased via the website: SlowFoodSacramento.com

For more information, contact Catherine Enfield at 916-595-7822.

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