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W H A T :
  • Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Wood, USA, 90 minutes, rated G.
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Social hour with cash bar 60 minutes before the screening.
  • Post-film discussion about conditions in the Cincinnati and NKY areas.

  • W H E N :
  • Sunday, October 13, 3:00 pm
  • The Gallery opens for social hour 60 minutes before the screening; auditorium doors open for seating 30 minutes before the screening.

  • W H E R E :
  • The Carnegie Arts Center
    1028 Scott Blvd., Covington KY 41011  
  • Easy Access, Free Parking:
  • Printable PDF parking map
    Interactive directional map
    Printable map and written directions

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    T I C K E T S :

  • General Admission tickets are $10 in advance and $12* at the door.
  • Tickets for Enjoy the Arts members with valid ID are $10*, available only at the door.
  • $5.00 Student Tickets are available at the door only, for Middle and High School students and College students. Valid current student and photo ID is required for the discount.

  •  * NOTE: Any ticket physically sold by the CARNEGIE incurs a $1.00 facility charge IN ADDITION to the face value of the ticket -- this applies to tix purchased in advance by phone or in person, and sold at the door.

    How to get Tickets

  • Click here for online tickets
    Advance online sales will cut off at noon October 13.

    By phone:
  • Cincinnati World Cinema,
    859-957-3456, Mon-Sat 9a-7p
  • The Carnegie,
    859-491-2030, Tue-Fri 12-5p

  • In person at these area locations,
    General Admission only

    (click each location for a map):

  • Clifton-Ludlow Avenue,
    Sitwell's Coffee House
    513 281 7487

  • Mt. Lookout Square,
    Lookout Joe Coffee Roasters

    513 871 8626

  • Downtown Cincinnati,
    Coffee Emporium
    513 651 5483

    Grand Jury Prize Nominee - Best Documentary, Sundance Film Festival

    Watch the Trailer
    America produces an amazing quantity of food. So how is it that 50 million U.S. citizens (including one in every four children) face serious problems with hunger, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans? What are the root causes of hunger, poor nutrition and obesity — problems we thought would be eradicated forty years ago — and what do we do about it now?

    What are the implications for the Cincinnati metro area, what solutions are in place and what options should we consider?

    Cincinnati World Cinema, in cooperation with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the Freestore Foodbank, presents the powerful documentary film A PLACE AT THE TABLE on Sunday, October 13, at 3:00 pm, at the Carnegie in Covington, followed by post-film discussions led by experts from the United Way and Freestore Foodbank.


    A PLACE AT THE TABLE is a must-see report from the front lines of the struggle against hunger and poor nutrition — it shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and suggests 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.

    In addition to eye-opening stats and information, directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine hunger through the lens of real people and families struggling with "food insecurity," a genteel term used to describe the phenomena of not knowing where one's next meal will come from.

    We meet Rosie, a young girl in Colorado living in a ramshackle home housing three generations of family. Her mom works at The Cattleman's Grill, and yet the family is forced to stretch their budget with starchy food items and whatever the local church can distribute. We also visit with Rosie's teacher and a pastor who work for the local food bank.

    In Philadelphia, we meet single mother Barbie, who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids. And in Mississippi we encounter grade-schooler Tremonica, whose asthma is aggravated by a diet noticeably lacking in nutrition. Along the way we encounter a county sheriff, teachers and other regular citizens who are forced to use foodbanks because their paychecks don't stretch sufficiently. These personal stories are interwoven with insights from experts, ordinary citizens and activists.

    The filmmakers also feature the phenomenon of "food deserts," areas where the means of traveling to well stocked supermarkets can be prohibitive, forcing folk to rely on poorly stocked shops and convenience stores with meager fresh food supplies but lots of empty-calory junk food.

    In the end, the actor and veteran advocate Jeff Bridges best puts the problem in perspective. "If another country was doing this to our kids, we would be at war."

    Grand Jury Prize Nominee - Best Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
    Official Selection: Cleveland International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival,
    Philadelphia International Film Festival, Toronto HotDocs International Film Festival,
    Twin Cities International Film Festival, Savannah International Film Festival.

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    United Way of Greater Cincinnati Founded in 1915, the United Way of Greater Cincinnati advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. The organization covers ten counties: Hamilton, Brown, Butler and Clermont in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, Grant, and Kenton in Northern Kentucky; and Dearborn and Ohio counties in Southeast Indiana.

    Our focus is on education, income and health, because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life – a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that supports a family, and good health. United Way works each and every day to strengthen these building blocks for everyone throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. (513) 762 7100, UWGC.

    Freestore Foodbank The Freestore Foodbank is the largest emergency food provider in the Tri-State area, serving more than 300,000 people annually in a 20 county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

    We solicit, collect, purchase and store food from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies and distribute it to more than 325 nonprofit member agencies that provide free food to those in need.

    In addition to distributing food for more than 16 million meals a year, the Freestore Foodbank provides numerous resources at it Liberty Street Customer Connection Center: emergency rent and utilities assistance, transportation assistance, emergency clothing assistance and a homeless outreach program. (513) 482 4500, Freestore Foodbank.

    Cincinnati World Cinema An all-volunteer organization now in its twelfth year, CINCINNATI WORLD CINEMA showcases outstanding motion pictures not normally shown in the metro area, focusing on those that explore the human condition and celebrate cultural diversity.

    Presenting international, independent, documentary and short films that inform and entertain, CWC events often include post-film discussions to enhance the audience experience.   
    (859) 957 FILM, CincyWorldCinema.org.

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    Kurt Reiber Kurt Reiber

    Kurt Reiber is the President and CEO of the Freestore Foodbank. He received his BA (Economics & Finance) from Baldwin Wallace College and his MBA and JD from the University of Toledo's Colleges of Business & Law, respectively.

    Mr. Reiber is Chair of the Board of the Human Services Chamber of Hamilton County. He also chaired United Way's Financial Stability Impact Council, served as President of the Forest Hills Foundation for Education, is a Board Member for Hamilton County's JFS Planning Committee, and serves on the Boards of the OH, KY & IN Associations of Foodbanks.

    He lives in Wyoming with his wife, Karen, who is the Media Specialist & Technologist for Wyoming Middle School and enjoys reading, music and golf. They have three grown children.

    Brigitte Ramsey

    Brigitte Blom Ramsey is director of Public Policy for United Way of Greater Cincinnati. She holds a master's degree in public policy from the University of Kentucky and undergraduate degrees in economics and international studies from Northern Kentucky University.

    Throughout her career she has focused on the issue of human capital development through educational leadership, advocacy and research. Brigitte served as an elected member of her local Board of Education in Pendleton County, KY for ten years before accepting an appointment to the Kentucky Board of Education in 2008 where she continues to serve.

    In addition, Brigitte serves on the Governor's Early Childhood Advisory Council providing leadership in data collection and distribution, as well as program investments alignment with state kindergarten readiness goals. Brigitte has produced research for, and supported strategic initiatives of, Northern Kentucky University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the University of Cincinnati, and Kentucky Youth Advocates.