Foodies with a love for film, mark your calendars now. The Sacramento Food Film Festival has been expanded this year to a two-day affair, and set for March 15 - 16 at the Guild Theater (35th & Broadway, Sacramento). The first day will feature a mix of sushi and the sweet, kicking off with a screening of "Quest for Honey," made by a team of Nevada City filmmakers. Also showing March 15 is "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," the critically acclaimed documentary about the great sushi chef Jiro Ono. Here's a trailer for this excellent film (a screenshot is also pictured above):
But hey, it's one thing to watch all that scrumptious sushi being made, but how about tasting some? Well, Billy Ngo of Kru and Taro Arai of Mikuni have you covered. They'll be making sushi platters and hosting a discussion that same night about sushi and sustainable seafood at the end of the block at Old Soul.
March 16 includes a smorgasbord of films and activities, including "A Community of Gardeners" with a following discussion led by master gardener Bill Maynard, and the cinematic ode to butchery known as "Meat Hooked!"
Tickets cost $7 for individual films, $25 for March 16, and $40 for the March 15 sushi event. A weekend pass costs $55. Also, look for snacks to be supplied by Whole Foods.
For a full list of Sacramento Food Film Festival movies and discussions, click here.