An estimated 50 million Americans — many of them children — don't know when or where they'll get their next meal. That tragic situation is the subject of A Place at the Table, a documentary opening Friday for a two-week engagement at Tampa Theatre. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush focus cameras on a single mother in Philadelphia, and elementary school students in Mississippi and Colorado struggling with food insecurity. The movie also includes commentary from food activist and Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, who spoke on the topic at last year's Republican National Convention in Tampa, and Top Chef's Tom Colicchio. A Place at the Table features original music by Grammy winner T-Bone Burnett and the Civil Wars. Visit tampatheatre.org to view a preview trailer and check show times. Tickets are $10 for adults. — Steve Persall, Times movie critic
Tampa Theatre to show hunger documentary 'A Place at the Table'
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