Fresh off a second Oscar Award presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the documentary Inocente, Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie along with Christina Weiss Lurie are back at it again as executive producers through Screen Pass Pictures of A Place At The Table, a documentary examining the food-shortage epidemic that is plaguing 50 million people in America.
A Place At The Table opened in 32 markets nationwide on March 1 and has garnered extensive media attention and critical acclaim as it goes deep into a problem that is affecting millions who don't know where or when their next meal will be. It is showing in the Philadelphia region at The Ritz at the Bourse in Center City, Philadelphia.
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.
"While the numbers cited in the hugely important documentary A Place at the Table are cause for alarm, it's the look on the faces of the subjects in Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush's film that really bring home its message." – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Makes a strong case that hunger for one is a problem for all." Billy Tatum, Paste.
"Shocking" -- The Huffington Post.
"A PLACE AT THE TABLE doesn't offer any answers. Instead, it asks you to help find them by getting involved, which is the mark of an EXCELLENT DOCUMENTARY." -- Toronto Film Scene.
In addition to its release in movie theatres, a list that is updated at MagPictures.com, the documentary is now available through ITunes and OnDemand.