Magnolia Pictures has announced that they are adding Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush’s documentary A Place at the Table to their Blu-ray releases this summer. The film will be available for purchase online and in stores across the United States on June 25th.
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.
A Place at the Table was released in March of 2013. The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.
The Blu-ray will include several special features, including: deleted scenes; cast and 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 featurette; commentary with director Kristi Jacobson, director Lori Silverbush; and Tom Colicchio; and theatrical trailers.