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Sacramento Food Film Festival 2016 announces what it has cooking

“Burnt” starring Bradley Cooper as a self-centered chef will be screened April 13 at Lucca restaurant in Sacramento.
“Burnt” starring Bradley Cooper as a self-centered chef will be screened April 13 at Lucca restaurant in Sacramento. Alex Bailey

The menus, movies and venues are set, and organizers are ready for the fifth annual Sacramento Food Film Festival, April 7-16. Attendees can choose from an a la carte menu of events and meals, ranging from no-cost to $95. Tickets are at www.foodliteracycenter.org or 916-476-4766.

“All the films will have food served with them, from appetizers to sit-down dinners,” said Amber Stott, executive director of the Food Literacy Center, the festival’s sponsor. “Our hardest job was narrowing down the movies, there are so many good ones.” Attendees can upgrade to the “VIP Experience” for $10 to $15 per venue. That means extras such as wine flights and chef demonstrations.

The program will feature seven main events with a dozen food-related films screened at sponsoring restaurants. For instance, “Noma: My Perfect Storm,” a documentary on the landmark Danish restaurant, will be presented at Karen’s Bakery in Folsom during a five-course meal prepared by hunter-gatherer-chef Hank Shaw. While diners sample top bites at Lucca restaurant, they can watch Bradley Cooper star in “Burnt” (April 13).

Proceeds will go to the Food Literacy Center, whose mission is “to inspire kids to eat their vegetables. We teach low-income elementary children cooking and nutrition to improve our health, community and environment,” Stott said.

Allen Pierleoni: 916-321-1128, @apierleonisacbe

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