If you mixed Ferris Bueller with Larry David and Alvy Singer (Woody Allen in "Annie Hall"), you'd get Sam Baum (Josh Gad). Sam's a lovable, quirky, neurotic NY native, emerging filmmaker, living in LA with his beautiful, compassionate, smart, and seemingly perfect aspiring actress girlfriend, Sammy (Kristen Ruhlin). Sam knows how lucky he is to have her in his life, since she was previously married to John (Johnny Messner): a, tall, fit, dashing, extremely successful surgeon and Harvard med school graduate, who she's remained cordial with. Before Sammy, Sam hasn't had much success romantically, so he overcompensates by routinely going out of his way to please her. He even offers her the female lead role in his next project... the night before one of Hollywood's hottest, most in demand actresses, Kim Powers (Hilary Duff), expresses interest in playing the role. Now Sam's caught in a pickle...
49 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 for 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 second-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 -- A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.
49 million people in the U.S. don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide food for all Americans. Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush look at three people who are struggling with food insecurity.
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