Watch A Place at the Table
- 1 hr 24 min
A Place at the Table is documentary film that was released in 2012. It was directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush. It has a PG rating for the language and a running time of 84 minutes. The film features interviews with Jeff Bridges, Mariana Chilton, Tom Colicchio, Ken Cook, and James McGovern. It was distributed by Magnolia Pictures, and it was produced by Participant Media. The production company is also behind several other successful documentaries on food. The documentary tells three different stories revolving around a singular topical issue in the United States. The directors follow three different families as they deal with hunger from a lack of food. The first family lives in Philadelphia. It is about a single mother and her two children. The mother grew up poor and she is struggling to provide a better life for her kids. The next story follows a young girl in Colorado. She is in the fifth grade, and she is struggling in school. Her struggles stem from her inability to feed herself as much as she would like. She often depends on friends and family to help her out. The final story is similar to this one. It follows a second grade girl in Mississippi. She suffers from asthma, among other health problems. Her condition worsens, because her mother is not able to afford food that is healthy enough to support her well-being. The goal of this documentary is a call for healthier food to be more affordable and more available. Many issues in the United States are worsened due to hunger. Mitigating the hunger problem can help solve other health and economical issues. With the passion to round up supporters, this movie got rave reviews from the critics. It also was nominated for an award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.