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Contact: Kristin Tutino, ktutino@wxxi.org, (585) 258-0253/259-5884

THE LITTLE THEATRE’S “ONE TAKE: STORIES THROUGH THE LENS” SERIES PRESENTS  “A PLACE AT THE TABLE”

(Rochester, New York) March 28, 2013 – The Little Theatre’s “One Take: Stories Through the Lens,” a monthly series that features a unique mix of documentaries followed by group discussions, presents “A Place at the Table” on Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. The film investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem. It will be followed by a discussion with Tom Ferraro, Executive Director and Founder of Foodlink; Chris Hartman,  Lead Organizer, Good Food Collective; Debbie Evans, Founder & President of Irondequoit Community Cupboard; and Mitch Gruber, PhD student at the University of Rochester, who is currently studying the history of local food systems. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. This “One Take” film is sponsored by Foodlink.

About “A Place at the Table”:
Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in five children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. 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.

About the “One Take: Stories Through the Lens” series:
Hosted by Linda Moroney, this monthly series presents a unique mix of documentaries—ranging from film festival favorites to unheralded gems—followed by talkback discussions. The films are held at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, and tickets are $10, unless otherwise noted. “One Take” is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

About the series programmer, Linda Moroney:
Linda Moroney has been active in the independent film community for over 15 years. Films she’s produced have shown theatrically, been broadcast nationally, and screened at numerous film festivals worldwide. She is the Greentopia | FILM Director, the Founder of the Rochester Documentary Group, and programmer for “One Take: Stories Through the Lens,” a monthly documentary series at the historic Little Theatre. Currently, she is producing and directing the feature-length documentary, THE STORYBOOK PROJECT (working title), with Crystal Pix.  She was the Managing Director/Programmer for the 360 | 365 Film Festival (2010 and 2011 editions).  In 2007, Linda was the curator for Animated Jazz Shorts from The Hubley Studio, which was a co-presentation by the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester/High Falls Film Festival, and George Eastman House.  Linda cut her filmmaking teeth working with Academy Award winner, Faith Hubley, on six of her animated films.  In addition, Linda was the Associate Producer on the independent feature-length documentary, RAM DASS FIERCE GRACE named by Newsweek magazine as one of the five best non-fiction films of 2002, and broadcast nationally on PBS (Independent Lens) in 2004.  She has produced several other short films including Emily Hubley’s award-winning SET SET SPIKE (2001), which was an official selection in the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. She is the Co-Founder of the Rochester Teen Film Festival and the Rochester Teen Film Camp.


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The Little Theatre opened in 1929 and established not-for-profit status in 1998. The non-profit screens more than 100 American independent and foreign films for the greater Rochester community each year. It also hosts a varied slate of art shows, film festivals and series, and music throughout the year. The Little provides filmmakers, local musicians, and fine artists a professional space to share their visions with a diverse audience and to discuss their work through educational talkbacks.

 

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