Foodie movies

Illustration by SERENE LUSANO

The Sacramento Food Film Festival pairs two of my favorite things: good eats and food porn. The fifth annual edition takes place Thursday, April 7, through Saturday, April 16, at various venues across town. As of press time, a few of the festival’s events were already sold out, so act fast on the remaining options. The kickoff party features chefs from Localis, Hawks Public House, Kru, Federalist Public House and others pairing bites with short films at Turn Verein (3349 J Street). Tickets cost $35. For families, Selland’s Market Cafe will host a spaghetti night, accompanied by Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, at Clunie Community Center (601 Alhambra Boulevard). Tickets cost $15-$25. At the Central Library Galleria (828 I Street), find a free screening of Open Sesame, a documentary about heirloom seeds, followed by a panel discussion and bites. More at