Magnolia and Participant previously collaborated on the very successful FOOD, INC, a film that affected real positive change by asking audiences to think about the quality and source of the food that they eat. A PLACE AT THE TABLE takes on the food issue from a new angle, shining a light on the 30% of American families—more than 49 million people—that don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
Jeff Bridges asks in the film: “Do you envision America as a country where one in four of the kids are hungry?" A PLACE AT THE TABLE asks tough questions about the hunger crisis, and provides answers of how we can affect real change, putting human faces on the issue with colorful and engaging portraits of real American families that are struggling to put food on the table.
“Beyond being powerful, moving, and a real call to action for change, A PLACE IN THE TABLE is an incredibly well made, cinematic and entertaining film,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “It’s a great companion film to FOOD, INC, and we’re very happy to be working with our friends at Participant again.”
Participant Media CEO Jim Berk said, "We are thrilled to be joining once again with the great Magnolia team to bring A PLACE AT THE TABLE to U.S. audiences along with what will be a rich and muscular Social Action campaign to provide them with opportunities to create real impact."
PublicAffairs, publisher of The New York Times Best-selling companion book to FOOD, INC, is readying a Participant Guide to A PLACE AT THE TABLE for delivery to bookstores this December.
A PLACE AT THE TABLE will be released theatrically in the first quarter of 2013. The deal was done by Magnolia SVP of Acquisitions Dori Begley with Josh Braun of Submarine.
About Magnolia Pictures
Magnolia Pictures (www.magpictures.com) is the theatrical and home entertainment distribution arm of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, a vertically-integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes the Landmark Theatres chain, and the high definition cable network HDNet. Recent releases include Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia, Kevin Macdonald’s biopic Marley, David Gelb’s Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s I Wish, The Hunter starring Willem Dafoe, and Scandinavian thriller Headhunters, Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz and Lauren Greenfield’s The Queen of Versailles. Magnolia's upcoming releases include Julie Delpy’s 2 Days in New York, the exciting noir-thriller Deadfall, Fernando Meirelles’ 360, Craig Zobel’s Compliance, A Royal Affair with Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, Ry Russo-Young’s Nobody Walks, The Good Doctor with Orlando Bloom, Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie, and many more.
About Participant Media
Participant Media (participantmedia.com) is an entertainment company that focuses on documentary and non-documentary feature films, television, publishing and digital content about the real issues that shape our lives. For each of its projects, Participant creates social action and advocacy programs to transform the impact of the media experience into individual and community action. Participant’s online Social Action Network is TakePart (takepart.com). Founded by Chairman Jeff Skoll in 2004, Jim Berk serves as CEO. Participant's films include The Kite Runner, Charlie Wilson's War, An Inconvenient Truth, Good Night, and Good Luck, The Visitor, Food, Inc., TheCove, The Crazies, Countdown to Zero, Waiting for "Superman,” Fair Game, PAGE ONE: Inside The New York Times, The Help, Contagion, Last Call at the Oasis and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
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