Award Winning Hunger Documentary to be Screened at Greenwich Library on 10/17
Greenwich Library and Neighbor to Neighbor, the non-profit food and clothing pantry of Greenwich, will present the Sundance Film Festival selected documentary, A Place at the Table on Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium.
A panel of local experts will lead a post-film discussion on the topic of hunger and a question and answer session. The film and panel discussion will expose local residents to the issue of hunger and the lack of food security in the U.S. and in the Greenwich community in particular.
A Place at the Table examines the issue of hunger in the United States by highlighting three Americans that struggle daily with food insecurity. In the U.S. today, 50 million people and a staggering one in four children do not know where their next meal is coming from.
The film has received many positive reviews... "A Place at the Table forcefully makes the case that hunger has serious economic, social and cultural implications for the nation." Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times Blogs.
According to John Anderson of Variety, "A Place at the Table is a useful, engaging and enraging movie that will enlist supporters for its cause... Still, there's a certain naiveté to the documentary, which covers a lot of ground, and well, but seems convinced that addressing hunger is an end in itself."
The film was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and has an 89% approval rating from 56 professional reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. A Place at the Table is directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, with appearances by Jeff Bridges, Raj Patel, and celebrity chef Tom Colicchio. There is also a companion book titled A Place at the Table: The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How to Solve It, edited by Peter Pringle. Both the DVD and the companion book are available at the Library.
No registration necessary. Free and open to all. This program is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. For more information, please contact Sandra Chan at (203) 625-6549 or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org. For more information about Neighbor to Neighbor visit www.n-to-n.org.
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