A Place at the Table (2013)

Place at the Table
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 24mins.
Genres Documentary, Political, Historical
Keywords children, family, food, health, historical, political, poverty
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Kirsten Johnson Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Daniel B Gold Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Jeffrey Lurie Executive Producer n/a 174 3000009
Christina Weiss Lurie Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Madeleine Gavin Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jean Tsien Editor n/a 172 7000002
The Civil Wars Music n/a 120781 8000002
T-Bone Burnett Music n/a 120781 8000001
Andrea B. Scott Editor n/a 172 7000003
Tom Colicchio Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Lori Silverbush Director n/a 2 2000002
Kristi Jacobson Director n/a 2 2000001
Tom Colicchio Actor Himself 1 1000002
Kristi Jacobson Producer n/a 3 3000001
Lori Silverbush Producer n/a 3 3000002
Diane Weyermann Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Julie Goldman Producer n/a 3 3000004
Ryan Harrington Producer n/a 3 3000003
Jeff Bridges Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
Forty-nine million people in the U.S., which includes one out of four children, don't know where their next meal is coming from. The films examines this issue through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a 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.