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Hungry (2015)

An idealistic grade school teacher has a fear of speaking up in public (other than in front of her kids). But when she finds out that children in her school are going hungry- thanks to ... See full summary »

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Jillie Simon (story), Jillie Simon | 2 more credits »
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10 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Jillie Simon ... Allison Lenare
Eric Roberts ... Congressman Dennis Thicke
Alex Emanuel ... Zachary Lenare
Victor Colicchio Victor Colicchio ... Dave Buontempo
Bettina Bilger ... Aviva
Melissa Murray-Mutch Melissa Murray-Mutch ... Elaine
Siara Koat Siara Koat ... Keisha
Richard Lampone ... Detective Rinetti
Harley Kaplan ... Detective Hennessy
Elizabeth Alice Murray Elizabeth Alice Murray ... Anchorwoman
Nora Armani ... Frieda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aaron Adlum-Ferguson Aaron Adlum-Ferguson ... Children of P.S. 389
Ron Barba Ron Barba ... Lou
Julie Berndt ... Mrs. VanderLeer
Karin Collison ... Anna Grohman (as Karin de la Penha)
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An idealistic grade school teacher has a fear of speaking up in public (other than in front of her kids). But when she finds out that children in her school are going hungry- thanks to federal cutbacks in school lunch programs- it compels her to do things she wouldn't have thought she could do, including confronting a Congressman, in order to help the children. Written by Jillie Simon

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Short | Adventure | Drama

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USA

Language:

English

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June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Enjoyable Public Interest Short Film
21 August 2016 | by steven-33997See all my reviews

Hungry is a short film (the version I saw was 23 minutes at the SR Film Festival in New York) Which tells the (topical) story of a public school teacher who learns that, based upon government cuts to the SCHIP program, some of her students are going without school lunches. This is because eligibility for free school lunches has been reduced. Both the adult actors and the child actors do a wonderful job bringing the characters and the issue to life. Despite it being a low budget public interest short film, Actor, Eric Roberts (brother of Julia Roberts) plays a small part as the unfeeling politician who voted to reduce the funds and later (when public opinion seems to denounce that choice), to increase the funds.


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