A Place at the Table

One Nation. Under fed.

A Place At The Table - Official Trailer [HD]

Outdoor film screening and community gathering

As part of Harrisburg's Third in the Burg, the Broad Street Market and the Greenhouse present this film screening as a way to engage our community around the issue of food accessibility. Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

Live music will start off the evening, the stone building will be open for business (so come hungry), and the film will begin at dusk.

Community groups and hunger relief organizations will be exhibiting at the event.

The event is free of charge and open to all. BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair).

A Place at the Table

Friday, May 17th 2013 at 6:30pm

1233 North 3rd Street

Harrisburg, PA

Music starts at 6:30 / Film to start at dusk (8:00ish)

Broad Street Market

A glimpse into the film

Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people 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.

Ultimately, A PLACE AT THE TABLE shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.

"The Sundance Film Festival is chock full of documentaries this year about the troubles besetting America... but A PLACE AT THE TABLE may rank AMONG THE MOST MOVING in that it tackles a seemingly straightforward, solvable problem: hunger in the United States." — LA Times

"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

Live music by the Coalishun

The Coalishun is a R&B band featuring Karen Williams on lead vocals and drums, The Doctor on guitar, and Jolly of Jefferson Street on bass.

This is authentic R&B, blues, funk, classic rock - no pop, no autotune, no fancy make-up or dog and pony, no goth or grunge. Just three musicians who know their craft.