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A Place at the Table
Frontier
Brunswick, ME
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A Place at the Table

Directed by Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush

Starring Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Raj Patel


English

1 hr 24 mins, rated PG


2011 Sundance Film Festival
2012 HotDocs
2012 Seattle International Film Festival
2012 Philadelphia Film Festival


50 million people in the U.S.one in four childrendon't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford. Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts including sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry; and activists such as Witness to Hunger's Mariana Chilton, Top Chef's Tom Colicchio and Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges.

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Frontier (View)
14 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
United States


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