A Place at the Table

Directed by Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush, 2013, 86 minutes, Unrated

O Cinema Wynwood

90 NW 29th Street, Miami (305) 571-9970
General Admission $10.50, Student/ Senior $9.00, Members $7.50. General admission tickets available online and at the door. Student and Senior tickets only available at the door. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO EXCHANGES. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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49 million people in the U.S. – one in four children – don’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 for 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 second-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. Ultimately, Finding North 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.

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Click here to see directors Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson debunk the notion of an American “moocher” class on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart! 

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“An incredibly important film. I want this seen in the broadest way possible.” – Jon Stewart of The Daily Show

“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.” – Los Angeles Times

“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.” – New York Daily News

“It specifically addresses our country’s hunger crisis. But it also speaks to larger hungers. Hungers for independence, a dignified life, a better chance for ones children-in short, the American dream. See it and weep.” – Time