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A Place at the Table -- A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.
A Place at the Table -- A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.
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Release Date:
1 March 2013 (USA) See more »
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One nation. Underfed.
Plot:
A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Savoy Truffle See more (16 total) »

Cast

 
Adam Appelhanz ... Himself
David Beckmann ... Himself
Joel Berg ... Himself
William Booker ... Himself

Jeff Bridges ... Himself
J. Larry Brown ... Himself
Odessa Cherry ... Herself
Mariana Chilton ... Herself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Ken Cook ... Himself
Ann Cooper ... Herself
Ree Harris ... Herself
Barbie Izquierdo ... Herself
Joel Long ... Himself
James McGovern ... Himself
Marion Nestle ... Herself
Leslie Nichols ... Herself
Raj Patel ... Himself
Janet Poppendieck ... Herself
Alfio Rausa ... Himself
Bill Shore ... Himself
Jonathan Stein ... Himself
Tom Vilsack ... Himself
Bob Wilson ... Himself

Directed by
Kristi Jacobson 
Lori Silverbush 
 
Produced by
Christine Bachas .... field producer
Tom Colicchio .... executive producer
Julie Goldman .... producer
Ryan Harrington .... producer
Kristi Jacobson .... producer
Lesli Klainberg .... line producer
Julie Kohn .... associate producer
Jeffrey Lurie .... executive producer
Andrea Scott .... associate producer
Lori Silverbush .... producer
Jeff Skoll .... executive producer
Christina Weiss Lurie .... executive producer
Diane Weyermann .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
T Bone Burnett  (as T-Bone Burnett)
The Civil Wars (original music by)
 
Cinematography by
Daniel B. Gold 
Kirsten Johnson 
 
Film Editing by
Madeleine Gavin 
Andrea Scott 
Jean Tsien 
 
Production Management
Samantha Housman .... post-production manager
Louise Runge .... post-production manager
 
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Margaret Crimmins .... sound designer
Margaret Crimmins .... sound editor
Dan Gleich .... additional sound
Greg hayes .... mix technician
Kristi Jacobson .... additional sound
Judy Karp .... sound recording
Mark Maloof .... additional sound
Peter Miller .... additional sound
Caleb Mose .... additional sound
Caleb Mose .... sound mixer
Paul Rusnak .... additional sound
Andrea B. Scott .... additional sound
Greg Smith .... sound designer
Mark Wilson .... additional sound
John Zecca .... additional sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven Bognar .... additional camera
John Chater .... additional camera
John Cooper .... additional camera
Robert Elfstrom .... additional camera (as Bob Elfstrom)
Sean Healey .... additional camera
Nelson Hume .... additional cinematography
Kristi Jacobson .... additional cinematography
Ethan Johnson .... camera assistant
Colin J. Morris .... additional camera
Pete Mychalcewycz .... electrician
Pete Mychalcewycz .... grip
Jeff Reichert .... additional camera
Julia Reichert .... additional camera
 
Animation Department
Eve Weinberg .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Erinn Clancy .... assistant editor
Will Cox .... colorist
Ben Garchar .... assistant editor
Cheriyan Philip John .... assistant editor
Drew Kilgore .... on-line editor
Daniel James Scott .... assistant editor
Caitlin Tartaro .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Jay Bellerose .... musician: drums
Fernand Bos .... music editor
T Bone Burnett .... musician: guitars, bass and manditar (as T-Bone Burnett)
Jeremy Carberry .... keys tech
Keefus Ciancia .... composer: additional music (as Keefus Green)
Keefus Ciancia .... musician: keyboards
Zachary Dawes .... musician: electric bass
Larry Jenkins .... music consultant
Jim Keltner .... musician: drums
William Lane .... second music engineer (as Bill Lane)
Curtis Laur .... guitar: and equipment tech
Greg Leisz .... musician: mandolin, banjo and mandola
Colin Linden .... musician: guitar
Vanessa Parr .... additional engineering
Mike Piersante .... additional engineering
Ivy Skoff .... music production coordinator
Chris Smith .... composer: additional music
Chris Smith .... musician: steel guitars and ambiance
Glenn Suravech .... second music engineer
Sara Watkins .... musician: fiddle
John Paul White .... musician: acoustic and electric guitars
Joy Williams .... musician: piano
Jason Wormer .... recording and mixed by
 
Other crew
James Berk .... crew: Participant Media (as Jim Berk)
Steve Berman .... completion guarantor (as Steven Berman)
Lee Bey .... provider: archival footage and photographs
Josh Braun .... distribution advisor
Sandra Ciccone .... development associate
Maayan Cook .... assistant: to Lori Silverbush
Sean Flanigan .... intern
Kristen Irving .... director of social action and advocacy: participant media
Jeffrey D. Ivers .... crew: Participant Media (as Jeff Ivers)
Michelle Jacoby .... production accountant
Kathy Jones .... crew: Participant Media
Julie Kohn .... archival researcher
Julie Kohn .... researcher
Debra Kozee .... production insurance
John Miller-Monzon .... archival researcher
Xan Parker .... production consultant
Arjuna Perry .... travel
Ann Rose .... archival researcher
Steven C. Schechter .... legal services
Courtney Sexton .... crew: Participant Media
Wilson Sherwin .... researcher
Buffy Shutt .... crew: Participant Media
Ricky Strauss .... crew: Participant Media
Bonnie Stylides .... crew: Participant Media
Nina Vizcarrondo .... development associate
Nina Vizcarrondo .... researcher
Kimberly Williams .... completion guarantor
Maddy Yasner .... intern
 
Thanks
Adlai Amor .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Joel Berg .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Jean Carper .... very special thanks
Mariana Chilton .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Ken Cook .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Kathy Goldman .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Sophie Milam .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Donald Stone .... very special thanks
Ellen Teller .... the filmmakers would like to thank
 

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Rated PG for thematic elements and brief mild language
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Savoy Truffle, 2 September 2013
Author: valis1949 from United States

A PLACE AT THE TABLE (dir. Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush) A brilliant documentary that confronts America's perennial inability to deal with the widespread problem of hunger in our nation. Ronald Reagan slashed federal programs that were beginning to solve the issue by the late 1970's, however he cynically felt that the matter would best be solved by relying on good old fashioned Christian charity. And it didn't work then, and it doesn't work now. Millions of Americans struggle daily with 'food insecurity' (you don't know where your next meal is coming from), and it seems that our leaders are convinced that the poor have it far too easy, and are just too dependent on the largess of the American tax payer. However, the film does expose the pertinent fact that America's richest food corporations were able to continue to enjoy 100% of their lavish federal government subsidy, yet the food stamp budget was severely cut to pay for a program to end childhood hunger. So much for our so called 'Christian' policies, and the film provides yet another reason for me to continue to be a proud secular humanist.

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