RESISTANCE CINEMA Presents A PLACE AT THE TABLE
“A PLACE AT THE TABLE”
Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media, Produced and Directed by KRISTI JACOBSON & LORI SILVERBUSH, (2012, 84 min)
WHEN: Sunday August 4, 2013 1:15 pm
WHERE: Community Church NY Gallery Room, 28 East 35th St. btwn Park & Madison Aves.
ADMISSION: Free, donations appreciated
Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
This film examines the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people 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.
Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.