Grab the Popcorn – the Sacramento Food Film Festival is Back

fff_premiere.jpgDelicious meals and great movies – sounds like the perfect combination to us! The Sacramento Food Film Festival returns this spring with restaurant and film pairings that are sure to please. Hosted by the Food Literacy Center, there’s something for everyone in this year’s Festival lineup. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly so movie-goers are encouraged to buy early. Check out the lineup below and visit for more information.

April 7, 2016

The 2016 Sacramento Food Film Festival is a celebration of food and film from all around the world! What better way to kick off this year’s festival than with an all-star cast of chefs pairing bites with short food films from America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital and beyond!

Family Movie Night, Brought to you by Selland’s Market & Cafe 
April 8, 2016
Food Literacy Center and Selland’s Market Cafe present a family movie night and dinner. This will be an event the whole family will enjoy!

Open Sesame
April 12, 2016
In partnership with America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, Slow Food Sacramento, Valley Vision, UC Davis, and Sacramento Public Library, we will host a screening of Open Sesame, a thought-provoking documentary about the importance and impact of saving heirloom and open-pollination seeds on our health, environment and economy. Following the film, a panel of local experts will discuss how we can do our part locally!

Burnt @ Lucca Restaurant & Bar
April 13, 2016
Join us at Lucca Restaurant & Bar for a night of culinary genius while enjoying the 2015 film Burnt starring Bradley Cooper. This event sells out quickly!

Noma: My Perfect Storm
April 14, 2016
Join us for a culinary journey to Scandinavia! Enjoy the film Noma: My Perfect Storm – a film about the world famous gastronomic restaurant in Denmark & a five course meal created by James Beard award-winning chef Hank Shaw and local Scandinavian food expert Karen Holmes of Karen’s Bakery Cafe!

The Birth of Sake
April 15, 2016
Kampai! Join us on a trip through Northern Japan as we watch The Birth of Sake – an award-winning film about the 2,000 year old tradition of brewing sake. Enjoy a taste of sake with Japanese food prepared by Billy Ngo of Kru Contemporary Japanese Cuisine and Taka Watanabe of Ju Hachi & dessert prepared by Ramon Perez of Puur Chocolat.

Cooking up a Tribute
April 16, 2016
As the finale of the 2016 Sacramento Food Film Festival, Cooking up a Tribute will not disappoint. Join us for a culinary tour of Mexico, Colombia and Peru while watching Cooking up a Tribute, a film that documents the journey of one of the World’s Best Restaurants’ as they close their doors for five weeks to tour the world with the entire staff, and design 57 new dishes paying tribute to local food traditions and ingredients and the power of global food culture.