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The documentary “Sweet Sexy Ocean” will be part of the third annual Sacramento Food Film Festival.

Sacramento Food Film Festival on the menus of top restaurants

Published: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 - 9:12 am

The movies, menus and venues have been selected, and Sacramento food blogger-activist Catherine Enfield ( is ready to screen the third annual Sacramento Food Film Festival, March 20-30. Just what is it? Seven food-themed movies will be paired with special meals at top restaurants and othr venues, and will involve panel discussions for foodies and filmies alike. Some events are free, others range from $15 to $40.

A sampling: “Spinning Plates,” a documentary that profiles three disparate restaurants, will open the festival at Restaurant Ten22; appetizers will be served. Closing the festival at Sunh Fish will be “Sweet, Sexy Ocean,” a documentary on harvesting sea urchins. Look for a sushi and uni tasting with chef Billly Ngo from Kru.

Proceeds from the festival will be donated to the California Food Literacy Center, whose mission is “to inspire change today for a healthy, sustainable tomorrow through enduring community food education” (

Enfield is the festival founder and organizer, and a member of Sacramento Connect, the Bee’s network of partnering blogs and community news websites (

For the complete list of movies and restaurants, tickets and more information:, or call Enfield at (916) 595-7822.

Call The Bee’s Allen Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128. Follow him on Twitter @apierleonisacbe.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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