Magnolia Press Release: A Place At The Table (Blu-ray)

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    A PLACE AT THE TABLE
    Directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush
    Starring Academy Award® Winner Jeff Bridges (Founder of The End Hunger
    Network; True Grit, Crazy Heart, Iron Man, The Big Lebowski) and
    Emmy® Winning Producer Tom Colicchio (“Top Chef”)

    Available on DVD and Blu-ray™ June 25, 2013.
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    Synopsis

    50 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 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 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.

    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.
    Bonus Features*
    Deleted Scenes, Cast & Crew Interviews, Deleted Interviews,
    AXS TV: A Look at A Place at the Table, A Good Day PSA, A Place at the Table – The Book, The Full Effect: Plum Organics® Mission to Nourish Children Across America, Commentary with Director Kristi Jacobson, Director Lori Silverbush and Tom Colicchio, Theatrical Trailers
    Blu-ray Disc
    Blu-ray Price: $29.98 SRP
    Street Date: June 25, 2013
    Running Time: 84 minutes
    Catalog #: 10552
    MPAA Rating: PG
     

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