• A Place at the Table (2013)

A Place at the Table

Release Date: March 1st, 2013

DVD Release Date: June 25th, 2013

PG |1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

An examination of the issue of hunger in America focuses on the plight of three individuals from different parts of the country who struggle to find adequate nutrition.

Director: Kristi Jacobson , Lori Silverbush

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Walter AddiegoSan Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Sun-Times

    A good documentary that is good for you. The bad news is that broccoli and bananas are neither available nor affordable for many Americans. That's the message of Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush's A Place at the Table, a necessary report on the national issue of hunger. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    In addition to the dismaying facts and figures is a fuller sense of what hunger can look like, and feel like, among the millions of Americans classified as "food-insecure" — those who may not know, for themselves or their children, where the next meal will come from. show more

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