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A Place at the Table

  • Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ken Cook, Mariana Chilton, Raj Patel, Tom Colicchio
  • Director: Kristi Jacobson
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 84 min.

A Place at the Table looks at the economic and cultural impact of hunger in America and at possible solutions to a problem plaguing 50 million people in the U.S, one in four of which are children.

"As important and eye-opening a documentary as you’ll see this year, A Place at the Table makes it impossible to think of hunger as merely another symptom of a shredded social safety net."
- Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"The filmmakers vividly illustrate the power and depth of the long-spiraling problem of "food insecurity" by immersing us in the hardscrabble lives of a cross section of our nation's poor."
- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"The problem, as “Table” shows, isn’t that the next meal never comes. It’s that when it arrives, too often it is filled with empty calories."
- Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The film bolsters its case with plenty of facts, charts and expert testimony - evidence typical of this sort of advocacy documentary. But what makes the movie compelling is its focus on a handful of victims, who make the statistics painfully real."
- Walter Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle